adjective, hol·low·er, hol·low·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hollow
Synonyms for hollow
Related Words for hollowedshovel, indent, notch, groove, dig, remove, dent, trench, scoop, chase, channel, dish, gorge, ditch, pit, excavate, rut, furrow, rabbet, corrugate
Examples from the Web for hollowed
Contemporary Examples of hollowed
Dingoes make their homes in hollowed out logs, dens, or rabbit holes.Pets or Predators? 10 Things About Australia’s Famous Dog, the Dingo
June 13, 2012
The woman who was the spokesperson held out a calabash, a hollowed out gourd traditionally used to hold the cutters' instruments.How the Gambia is Fighting FGC
February 5, 2011
Fire was actually carried in hollowed out branches in which an ember was placed.The Truth About Genesis
September 18, 2009
His cheeks were hollowed, and his body looked as if it had shrunk to fit the tiny cabin.'Are You Also With Fever?'
Dr. Abraham Verghese
February 11, 2009
Historical Examples of hollowed
But all that they hacked and hewed, picked and hollowed, was labor lost.
Its top, hollowed by the weathers, made a seat which just fitted him.The Trimming of Goosie
Seeing that he was not understood he raised his arm and hollowed his hand above his mouth.The Long Roll
They hollowed out the center till the sides were thin toward the top.An American Robinson Crusoe
Samuel. B. Allison
On it was a stone pot, hollowed, like the lamp, out of a large stone.Left on Labrador
Charles Asbury Stephens
verb (often foll by out, usually when tr)
Word Origin for hollow
c.1200, from Old English holh (n.) "hollow place, hole," from Proto-Germanic *hul-, from PIE *kel- "to cover, conceal" (see cell). The figurative sense of "insincere" is attested from 1520s. Related: Hollowly; hollowness. To carry it hollow "take it completely" is first recorded 1660s, of unknown origin or connection.
late 14c., holowen, from hollow (adj.). Related: Hollowed; hollowing.
"lowland, valley, basin," 1550s, probably a modern formation from hollow (adj.). Old English had holh (n.) "cave, den; internal cavity."
see beat the pants off (hollow).