Synonyms for hole


Grammar : Noun
Spell : hohl
Phonetic Transcription : hoʊl

Top 10 synonyms for hole Other synonyms for the word hole

Définition of hole

Origin :
  • Old English hol "orifice, hollow place, cave, perforation," from Proto-Germanic *hul (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German hol, Middle Dutch hool, Old Norse holr, German hohl "hollow," Gothic us-hulon "to hollow out"), from PIE root *kel- (see cell).
  • As a contemptuous word for "small dingy lodging or abode" it is attested from 1610s. Meaning "a fix, scrape, mess" is from 1760. Obscene slang use for "vulva" is implied from mid-14c. Hole in the wall "small and unpretentious place" is from 1822; to hole up first recorded 1875. To need (something) like a hole in the head, applied to something useless or detrimental, first recorded 1944 in entertainment publications, probably a translation of a Yiddish expression, cf. ich darf es vi a loch in kop.
  • noun opening in a solid object
  • noun predicament
Example sentences :
  • I ain't ever met a person yet was satisfied with the hole they was in.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Charmed, old man; deuced pally of you to stay by us down in that hole, you know.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He dug a hole and he covered it with branches and leaves and a little grass.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • There was plenty of water in the hole, which is about six feet deep.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • At about noon we found some water in a gully by scratching a hole, but it was quite salt.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Papa was the Pussycat and she was the little mouse in her hole under the bed-clothes.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • "Don't put me in the hole," said Moxy, now using the definite article.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • What he wanted was an assurance that he would not be put in the hole.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Such is the story of the hole which you have marked, and of the smudge upon the wood.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The boiler leaked at nearly every hole where a tap had been screwed into it.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 » by Various

Antonyms for hole

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