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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hollow  \Hol"low\,  n. 
  1.  A  cavity,  natural  or  artificial;  an  unfilled  space  within 
  anything  a  hole,  a  cavern;  an  excavation;  as  the  hollow 
  of  the  hand  or  of  a  tree. 
 
  2.  A  low  spot  surrounded  by  elevations;  a  depressed  part  of  a 
  surface;  a  concavity;  a  channel. 
 
  Forests  grew  Upon  the  barren  hollows.  --Prior. 
 
  I  hate  the  dreadful  hollow  behind  the  little  wood. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hollow  \Hol"low\,  a.  [OE.  holow,  holgh,  holf,  AS  holh  a  hollow, 
  hole.  Cf  {Hole}.] 
  1.  Having  an  empty  space  or  cavity,  natural  or  artificial, 
  within  a  solid  substance;  not  solid;  excavated  in  the 
  interior;  as  a  hollow  tree;  a  hollow  sphere. 
 
  Hollow  with  boards  shalt  thou  make  it  --Ex.  xxvii. 
  8. 
 
  2.  Depressed;  concave;  gaunt;  sunken. 
 
  With  hollow  eye  and  wrinkled  brow.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Reverberated  from  a  cavity,  or  resembling  such  a  sound; 
  deep;  muffled;  as  a  hollow  roar.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  Not  sincere  or  faithful;  false;  deceitful;  not  sound;  as 
  a  hollow  heart;  a  hollow  friend.  --Milton. 
 
  {Hollow  newel}  (Arch.),  an  opening  in  the  center  of  a  winding 
  staircase  in  place  of  a  newel  post  the  stairs  being 
  supported  by  the  wall;  an  open  newel;  also  the 
  stringpiece  or  rail  winding  around  the  well  of  such  a 
  staircase. 
 
  {Hollow  quoin}  (Engin.),  a  pier  of  stone  or  brick  made  behind 
  the  lock  gates  of  a  canal,  and  containing  a  hollow  or 
  recess  to  receive  the  ends  of  the  gates. 
 
  {Hollow  root}.  (Bot.)  See  {Moschatel}. 
 
  {Hollow  square}.  See  {Square}. 
 
  {Hollow  ware},  hollow  vessels;  --  a  trade  name  for  cast-iron 
  kitchen  utensils,  earthenware,  etc 
 
  Syn:  Syn.-  Concave;  sunken;  low  vacant;  empty;  void;  false; 
  faithless;  deceitful;  treacherous. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hollow  \Hol"low\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hollowed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Hollowing}.] 
  To  make  hollow,  as  by  digging,  cutting,  or  engraving;  to 
  excavate.  ``Trees  rudely  hollowed.''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hollow  \Hol"low\,  adv 
  Wholly;  completely;  utterly;  --  chiefly  after  the  verb  to 
  beat  and  often  with  all  as  this  story  beats  the  other  all 
  hollow.  See  {All},  adv  [Collog.] 
 
  The  more  civilized  so-called  Caucasian  races  have 
  beaten  the  Turks  hollow  in  the  struggle  for  existence. 
  --Darwin. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hollow  \Hol*low"\,  interj.  [See  {Hollo}.] 
  Hollo. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hollow  \Hol"low\,  v.  i. 
  To  shout;  to  hollo. 
 
  Whisperings  and  hollowings  are  alike  to  a  deaf  ear. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hollow  \Hol"low\,  v.  t. 
  To  urge  or  call  by  shouting. 
 
  He  has  hollowed  the  hounds.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hollow 
  adj  1:  not  solid;  having  a  space  or  gap  or  cavity;  "a  hollow  wall"; 
  "a  hollow  tree";  "hollow  cheeks";  "his  face  became 
  gaunter  and  more  hollow  with  each  year"  [ant:  {solid}] 
  2:  deliberately  deceptive;  "hollow  (or  false)  promises";  "false 
  pretenses"  [syn:  {false}] 
  3:  as  if  echoing  in  a  hollow  space;  "the  hollow  sound  of 
  footsteps  in  the  empty  ballroom" 
  4:  devoid  of  significance  or  point;  "empty  promises";  "a  hollow 
  victory";  "vacuous  comments"  [syn:  {empty},  {vacuous}] 
  n  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"  [syn:  {holler}] 
  3:  a  depression  hollowed  out  of  solid  matter  [syn:  {hole}] 
  v  1:  remove  the  inner  part  or  the  core  of  [syn:  {excavate},  {dig}] 
  2:  remove  the  interior  of  "hollow  out  a  tree  trunk"  [syn:  {hollow 
  out},  {core  out}] 




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