- a small cavity, into which a marble, ball, or the like is to be played.
- a score made by so playing.
- the circular opening in a green into which the ball is to be played.
- a part of a golf course from a tee to the hole corresponding to it, including fairway, rough, and hazards.
- the number of strokes taken to hit the ball from a tee into the hole corresponding to it.
- to go into a hole; retire for the winter, as a hibernating animal.
- to hide, as from pursuers, the police, etc.: The police think the bank robbers are holed up in Chicago.
Idioms about hole
- in debt; in straitened circumstances: After Christmas I am always in the hole for at least a month.
- Baseball, Softball. pitching or batting with the count of balls or balls and strikes to one's disadvantage, especially batting with a count of two strikes and one ball or none.
- Stud Poker. being the card or one of the cards dealt face down in the first round: a king in the hole.
Origin of hole
synonym study for hole
OTHER WORDS FROM holeholeless, adjectiveholey, adjective
Words nearby hole
How to use hole in a sentence
Turns out the watering hole is locally owned and has been around for more than 80 years.The Last Bar Standing?|Eugene Robinson|September 15, 2020|Ozy
Many security holes can be fixed in time for November if states have the technical expertise to do so.Voting by mail is more secure than the President says. How to make it even safer|matthewheimer|September 13, 2020|Fortune
It performed best in the crashing waves but could also be surfed in some of the small holes off the current.The Gear You Need to Bring on a 225-Mile River Trip|Mitch Breton|September 6, 2020|Outside Online
It’s also important to remember that we’re still very, very deep in the hole we fell into in April, and that job growth in the private sector is slowing.The Easy Part Of The Economic Recovery Might Be Over|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|September 4, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Some sheaths include holes in their perimeter, allowing you weave paracord through them to create easily customizable mounts.Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Knife|Wes Siler|September 3, 2020|Outside Online
His monotonous music is, really, like the audio soundtrack to a k-hole.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I rolled him over to see where it came out, and there was no big hole in the back.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Well over a thousand holes in, I average less than four strokes per hole.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Instead of going for the hole, I hit the ball directly into the water.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There is only sand, a white ball, and a flag indicating the hole.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Before he could finish the sentence the Hole-keeper said snappishly, "Well, drop out again—quick!"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Kind of a reception-room in there—guess I know a reception-room from a hole in the wall.
Squinty, several times, looked at the hole under the pen, by which he had once gotten out.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
Madame and myself had just been regretting that we should have to pass the evening in this miserable hole of a town.
And if he was worried about Farmer Green's cat, why didn't he dig a hole for himself at once, and get out of harm's way?The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for hole
- the cup on each of the greens
- each of the divisions of a course (usually 18) represented by the distance between the tee and a green
- the score made in striking the ball from the tee into the hole
- a vacancy in a nearly full band of quantum states of electrons in a semiconductor or an insulator. Under the action of an electric field holes behave as carriers of positive charge
- (as modifier)hole current
- a vacancy in the nearly full continuum of quantum states of negative energy of fermions. A hole appears as the antiparticle of the fermion
- in debt
- (of a card, the hole card, in stud poker) dealt face down in the first round
Word Origin for hole
Scientific definitions for hole
Other Idioms and Phrases with hole
In addition to the idioms beginning with hole
- hole in one
- hole in the wall
- hole up
- ace in the hole
- black hole
- in a bind (hole)
- in the hole
- money burns a hole in one's pocket
- need like a hole in the head
- pick holes in
- square peg in a round hole