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HOL'LOW, adjective

1. Containing an empty space, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; as a hollow tree; a hollow rock; a hollow sphere.

Hollow with boards shalt thou make it. Exodus 27:8.

2. Sunk deep in the orbit; as a hollow eye.

3. Deep; low; resembling sound reverberated from a cavity, or designating such a sound; as a hollow roar.

4. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as a hollow heart; a hollow friend.

Hollow spar, the mineral called also chiastolite.

HOL'LOW, noun A cavity, natural or artificial; any depression of surface in a body; concavity; as the hollow of the hand.

1. A place excavated; as the hollow of a tree.

2. A cave or cavern; a den; a hole; a broad open space in any thing.

3. A pit.

4. Open space of any thing; a groove; a channel; a canal.

HOL'LOW, verb transitive To make hollow as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate.

Trees rudely hollowed did the waves sustain.

HOL'LOW, verb intransitive To shout. [See Holla and Hollo.]