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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hold  \Hold\,  v.  t. 
 
  {To  hold  up}.  To  stop  in  order  to  rob,  often  with  the  demand 
  to  hold  up  the  hands.  [Colloq.]  Hole  \Hole\,  n.  (Games) 
  a  A  small  cavity  used  in  some  games,  usually  one  into  which 
  a  marble  or  ball  is  to  be  played  or  driven;  hence  a 
  score  made  by  playing  a  marble  or  ball  into  such  a  hole, 
  as  in  golf. 
  b  (Fives)  At  Eton  College,  England,  that  part  of  the  floor 
  of  the  court  between  the  step  and  the  pepperbox 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hole  \Hole\,  n.  [OE.  hol,  hole,  AS  hol,  hole,  cavern,  from  hol, 
  a.,  hollow;  akin  to  D.  hol,  OHG.  hol,  G.  hohl,  Dan.  huul 
  hollow,  hul  hole,  Sw  h[*a]l,  Icel.  hola;  prob.  from  the  root 
  of  AS  helan  to  conceal.  See  {Hele},  {Hell},  and  cf  {Hold} 
  of  a  ship.] 
  1.  A  hollow  place  or  cavity;  an  excavation;  a  pit;  an  opening 
  in  or  through  a  solid  body,  a  fabric,  etc.;  a  perforation; 
  a  rent;  a  fissure. 
 
  The  holes  where  eyes  should  be  --Shak. 
 
  The  blind  walls  Were  full  of  chinks  and  holes. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  The  priest  took  a  chest,  and  bored  a  hole  in  the 
  lid.  --2  Kings  xii. 
  9. 
 
  2.  An  excavation  in  the  ground,  made  by  an  animal  to  live  in 
  or  a  natural  cavity  inhabited  by  an  animal;  hence  a  low 
  narrow,  or  dark  lodging  or  place  a  mean  habitation. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  The  foxes  have  holes,  .  .  .  but  the  Son  of  man  hath 
  not  where  to  lay  his  head.  --Luke  ix  58. 
 
  Syn:  Hollow;  concavity;  aperture;  rent;  fissure;  crevice; 
  orifice;  interstice;  perforation;  excavation;  pit;  cave; 
  den;  cell. 
 
  {Hole  and  corner},  clandestine,  underhand.  [Colloq.]  ``The 
  wretched  trickery  of  hole  and  corner  buffery.''  --Dickens. 
 
  {Hole  board}  (Fancy  Weaving),  a  board  having  holes  through 
  which  cords  pass  which  lift  certain  warp  threads;  -- 
  called  also  {compass  board}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hole  \Hole\  (h[=o]l),  a. 
  Whole.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hole  \Hole\,  v.  t.  [AS.  holian.  See  {Hole},  n.] 
  1.  To  cut,  dig,  or  bore  a  hole  or  holes  in  as  to  hole  a 
  post  for  the  insertion  of  rails  or  bars.  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  To  drive  into  a  hole,  as  an  animal,  or  a  billiard  ball. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hole  \Hole\,  v.  i. 
  To  go  or  get  into  a  hole.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hole 
  n  1:  an  opening  into  or  through  something 
  2:  an  opening  deliberately  made  in  or  through  something 
  3:  one  unit  of  play  from  tee  to  green  on  a  golf  course;  "he 
  played  18  holes" 
  4:  an  unoccupied  space 
  5:  a  depression  hollowed  out  of  solid  matter  [syn:  {hollow}] 
  6:  a  fault;  "he  shot  holes  in  my  argument" 
  7:  informal  terms  for  a  difficult  situation;  "he  got  into  a 
  terrible  fix";  "he  made  a  muddle  of  his  marriage"  [syn:  {fix}, 
  {jam},  {mess},  {muddle},  {pickle},  {kettle  of  fish}] 
  8:  informal  terms  for  the  mouth  [syn:  {trap},  {maw},  {yap}] 
  v  1:  in  golf:  hit  the  ball  into  the  hole  [syn:  {hole  out}] 
  2:  make  holes  in 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hole  n.  A  region  in  an  otherwise  {flat}  entity  which  is  not 
  actually  present.  For  example,  some  Unix  filesystems  can  store  large 
  files  with  holes  so  that  unused  regions  of  the  file  are  never  actually 
  stored  on  disk.  (In  techspeak  these  are  referred  to  as  `sparse' 
  files.)  As  another  example,  the  region  of  memory  in  IBM  PCs  reserved 
  for  memory-mapped  I/O  devices  which  may  not  actually  be  present  is  called 
  `the  I/O  hole',  since  memory-management  systems  must  skip  over  this  area 
  when  filling  user  requests  for  memory. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hole 
 
    The  absence  of  an  {electron}  in  a 
  {semiconductor}  material.  In  the  {electron  model},  a  hole  can 
  be  thought  of  as  an  incomplete  outer  electron  shell  in  a 
  doping  substance.  Holes  can  also  be  thought  of  as  positive 
  charge  carriers;  while  this  is  in  a  sense  a  fiction,  it  is  a 
  useful  abstraction. 
 
  (1995-10-06) 
 
 




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