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holiness the condition or quality of being holy; sanctity. [2 definitions]
holism the concept that the entirety or wholeness of an entity is other or greater than a summation of its parts.
holistic handling or dealing with an entity in its entirety or wholeness rather than with emphasis on its parts or various aspects. [2 definitions]
Holland see Netherlands.
holland linen or cotton cloth, often glazed, used to make window shades, upholstery, and clothing.
hollandaise sauce a rich, creamy sauce made of egg yolk, lemon juice, and butter, usu. served over vegetables or fish.
holler (informal) to cry out, yell, or shout. [5 definitions]
hollow having an empty space on the inside; not solid within. [10 definitions]
hollowed-out with the insides removed, leaving a hollow space.
hollow-eyed having depressed, sunken, or shadowed eyes, esp. from tiredness or illness.
hollowware tableware, esp. silver serving dishes, that is relatively hollow or concave.
holly any of various shrubs on trees that bear small white flowers, bright red berries, and have shiny dark green leaves with prickly edges. [2 definitions]
hollyhock a widely cultivated plant that has tall showy stalks covered with flowers.
Hollywood a section of Los Angeles that is often considered to be the center of the U.S. film industry or to represent the industry's values, lifestyle, or the like.
Hollywood bed a bed consisting of a mattress and box spring that rests on a metal frame or low legs, and often having a headboard.
holmium a chemical element of the rare-earth group that contains sixty-seven protons in each nucleus. (symbol: Ho)
holm oak an oak native to southern Europe with prickly evergreen leaves that resemble holly.
holo- entire; whole.
holocaust an extensive or thorough destruction or devastation, esp. by fire. [3 definitions]
Holocene of, relating to, or designating the latest geological epoch of the Quaternary Period that includes the present and began approximately 10 thousand years ago, marked by the development of modern human culture; Recent. [2 definitions]
hologram a three-dimensional photograph produced by a laser beam reflected off an object onto film.