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Adjective: hollow (hollower,hollowest)  hó-low
  1. 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"
  2. As if echoing in a hollow space
    "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"
  3. Devoid of significance or force
    "a hollow victory";
    - empty, vacuous
  4. Lacking in substance or character
    "a hollow person"
Noun: hollow  hó-low
  1. A cavity or space in something
    "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"
  2. A small valley between mountains
    "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians";
    - holler [informal]
  3. A depression hollowed out of solid matter
    - hole
Verb: hollow  hó-low
  1. Remove the inner part or the core of
    "the mining company wants to hollow the hillside";
    - excavate, dig
  2. Remove the interior of
    "hollow out a tree trunk";
    - hollow out, core out

Derived forms: hollowing, hollows, hollowest, hollowed, hollower

See also: cannular, cavernous, deep-set, empty, fistular, fistulate, fistulous, insubstantial, meaningless, nonmeaningful, recessed, reverberant, solidity, sunken, tubelike, tube-shaped, tubular, unreal, unsubstantial, vasiform

Type of: cavity, depression, empty, enclosed space, natural depression, remove, take, take away, vale, valley, withdraw

Antonym: solid

Encyclopedia: Hollow, Thomas