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Noun: hole  hówl
  1. An opening into or through something
  2. An opening deliberately made in or through something
  3. One playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
    "he played 18 holes";
    - golf hole
  4. An unoccupied space
  5. A depression hollowed out of solid matter
    - hollow
  6. A fault
    "he shot holes in my argument"
  7. [informal] The quality of being almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring a great effort to achieve a positive result
    - difficulty, difficultness, fix [informal], jam [informal], mess [informal], muddle [informal], pickle [informal], kettle of fish [informal]
  8. [informal] The opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    - mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, trap [informal], cakehole [Brit, informal], maw [informal], yap [N. Amer, informal], gob [Brit, informal], kisser [informal]
  9. [informal] An unpleasant place
    - dump [informal]
Verb: hole  hówl
  1. (golf) hit the ball into the hole
    - hole out
  2. Make holes in

Sounds like: hold, hohole, w

Derived forms: holes, holed, holing

See also: difficult, hard

Type of: core out, defect, depression, fault, flaw, gap, hit, hollow, hollow out, natural depression, opening, period of play, play, playing period, quality, rima, space

Part of: golf course, links course, mouth

Encyclopedia: Hole, Martin