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Hole


HOLE, noun

1. A hollow place or cavity in any solid body, of any shape or dimensions, natural or artificial. It may differ from a rent or fissure in being wider. A cell; a den; a cave or cavern in the earth; an excavation in a rock or tree; a pit, etc. Isaiah 11:8. Ezekiel 8:7.

Nahum 2. Matthew 8:20.

2. A perforation; an aperture; an opening in or through a solid body, left in the work or made by an instrument.

Jehoida took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it. 2 Kings 12:9.

3. A mean habitation; a narrow or dark lodging.

4. An opening or means of escape; a subterfuge; in the vulgar phrase, he has a hole to creep out at.

Arm-hole, the arm-pit; the cavity under the shoulder of a person.

1. An opening in a garment for the arm.

HOLE, verb intransitive To go into a hole

HOLE, verb transitive To cut, dig or make a hole or holes in; as, to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars.

1. To drive into a bag, as in billiards.