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    hollow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hollow

    Definition
    (noun) a cavity or space in something
    Example Sentence
    • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
    Definition
    (noun) a small valley between mountains
    Synonyms : holler
    Example Sentence
    • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians
    Definition
    (noun) a depression hollowed out of solid matter
    Synonyms : hole
    Definition
    (verb) remove the inner part or the core of
    Synonyms : dig , excavate
    Example Sentence
    • the mining company wants to excavate the hillside
    Definition
    (verb) remove the interior of
    Synonyms : core out , hollow out
    Example Sentence
    • hollow out a tree trunk
    Definition
    (adj) not solid; having a space or gap or cavity
    Example Sentence
    • a hollow wall
    • a hollow tree
    • hollow cheeks
    • his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year
    Definition
    (adj) as if echoing in a hollow space
    Example Sentence
    • the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom
    Definition
    (adj) devoid of significance or point
    Synonyms : empty , vacuous
    Example Sentence
    • empty promises
    • a hollow victory
    • vacuous comments
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