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hollow    音標拼音: [h'ɑlo]
n. 洞,窟窿,山谷
a. 空的,虛偽的,空腹的,凹的
vi. 形成空洞
vt. 挖空


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: as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of
footsteps in the empty ballroom"
3: devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow
victory"; "vacuous comments" [synonym: {empty}, {hollow},
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" [synonym: {hollow},
3: a depression hollowed out of solid matter [synonym: {hole},
v 1: remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company
wants to excavate the hillside" [synonym: {excavate}, {dig},
2: remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk" [synonym:
{hollow}, {hollow out}, {core out}]

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.
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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. [Colloq.]
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The more civilized so-called Caucasian races have
beaten the Turks hollow in the struggle for existence.
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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.
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2. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a
surface; a concavity; a channel.
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Forests grew
Upon the barren hollows. --Prior.
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I hate the dreadful hollow behind the little wood.
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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.
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Hollow with boards shalt thou make it. --Ex. xxvii.
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2. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
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With hollow eye and wrinkled brow. --Shak.
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3. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound;
deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar. --Dryden.
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4. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as,
a hollow heart; a hollow friend. --Milton.
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{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

{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.
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Hollow \Hol*low"\, interj. [See {Hollo}.]
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Hollow \Hol"low\, v. i.
To shout; to hollo.
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Whisperings and hollowings are alike to a deaf ear.
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Hollow \Hol"low\, v. t.
To urge or call by shouting.
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He has hollowed the hounds. --Sir W.
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293 Moby Thesaurus words for "hollow":
absurd, abysm, abyss, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, aperture,
apparently sound, arid, armpit, artificial, bare, baritone, barren,
basin, bass, blah, bland, blank, bleached, bloodless, boat-shaped,
boatlike, booth, bootless, bowl, bowl-shaped, bowllike, box,
broaching, casuistic, cave, cave in, cavelike, cavern, cavernous,
cavity, cell, cellule, chamber, characterless, chasm, check, clear,
clearing, cleft, cold, colorable, colorless, compartment, concave,
concaved, concavity, contralto, costly, counterfeit, crack, crater,
craterlike, crevasse, crib, crypt, cup, cup-shaped, cupped,
cymbiform, cynical, dale, dead, deceitful, deceptive, deep,
deep-echoing, deep-pitched, deep-toned, deepmouthed, dell, dent,
dented, depressed, depression, depth, devoid, dig out, dig up, dip,
disclosure, dish, dish-shaped, dished, dishing, dishlike,
dishonest, disingenuous, dismal, draggy, drearisome, dreary,
dredge, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete, elephantine, empty,
empty-headed, empty-minded, empty-pated, empty-skulled,
enclosed space, etiolated, excavate, excavation, fade, fallacious,
false, famished, fatuitous, fatuous, featureless, feigned,
fenestra, fistula, flat, fold, follicle, fontanel, foramen,
fraudulent, fruitless, funnel chest, funnel-breasted,
funnel-chested, funnel-shaped, furrow, futile, gap, gape, gat,
glen, gouge, grave, gulf, heavy, hiatus, ho-hum, hold, hole,
hollow out, hollow shell, hollowed, hungry, hypocritical, idle,
illusive, impression, inane, incurve, incurved, incurving,
incurvous, indentation, indented, ineffective, inexcitable,
infundibular, infundibuliform, inlet, insincere, insipid, interval,
jejune, jesuitic, lacuna, laying open, leaden, leak, lifeless, low,
low-pitched, low-spirited, manger, mealymouthed, meaningless,
mendacious, muffled, navicular, naviform, null, null and void,
opening, opening up, orifice, otiose, outlet, overrefined,
oversubtle, pale, pallid, passageway, pedestrian, pew,
philosophistic, pit, plausible, plodding, pocket, pointless, poky,
ponderous, pore, profitless, punch bowl, rattlebrained,
rattleheaded, ravenous, retire, retiring, retreat, retreating,
reverberant, sag, saucer-shaped, scaphoid, scatterbrained, scoop,
scyphate, senseless, sepulchral, shaft, sham, shell, sink, sinkage,
sinkhole, sinus, slot, slow, socket, solemn, sophistic,
sophistical, space, specious, spiritless, split, spoonlike,
spurious, stall, starved, sterile, stiff, stodgy, stoma, stuffy,
sunk, sunken, superficial, tasteless, tedious, throwing open,
toneless, tongue in cheek, trough, unavailing, uncandid, uncorking,
unfilled, unfrank, unlively, unprofitable, unrelieved, unserious,
unstopping, vacant, vacuity, vacuous, vain, valley, valueless,
vapid, vault, void, vug, well, white, with nothing inside,
without content, wooden, worthless, yawn, yawning abyss

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