Adjective: hollow (hollower,hollowest) hó-low
Noun: hollow hó-low
- Not solid; having a space, gap or cavity
"a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"
- As if echoing in a hollow space
"the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"
- Without value, significance or point
"a hollow victory";
- empty, vacuous
Verb: hollow hó-low
- A cavity or space in something
"hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"
- A small valley between mountains
"he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians";
- A depression hollowed out of solid matter
- Remove the inner part or the core of
"the mining company wants to hollow the hillside";
- excavate, dig
- Remove the interior of
"hollow out a tree trunk";
- hollow out, core out
Derived forms: hollowing, hollowed, hollows, hollowest, hollower
See also: cannular, cavernous, deep-set, empty, fistular, fistulate, fistulous, meaningless, nonmeaningful, recessed, reverberant, solidity, sunken, tubelike, tube-shaped, tubular, vasiform
Type of: cavity, depression, empty, enclosed space, natural depression, remove, take, take away, vale, valley, withdraw