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Cove vs. Hollow

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Covenoun

A hollow in a rock; a cave or cavern.

Hollownoun

A small valley between mountains.

‘He built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Rockies.’;

Covenoun

(architecture) A concave vault or archway, especially the arch of a ceiling.

Hollownoun

A sunken area or unfilled space in something solid; a cavity, natural or artificial.

‘the hollow of the hand or of a tree’;

Covenoun

A small coastal inlet, especially one having high cliffs protecting vessels from prevailing winds.

Hollownoun

(US) A sunken area.

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Covenoun

(US) A strip of prairie extending into woodland.

Hollownoun

(figuratively) A feeling of emptiness.

‘a hollow in the pit of one's stomach’;

Covenoun

A recess or sheltered area on the slopes of a mountain.

Hollowverb

(transitive) to make a hole in something; to excavate

Covenoun

(nautical) The wooden roof of the stern gallery of an old sailing warship.

Hollowverb

To urge or call by shouting; to hollo.

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Covenoun

(nautical) A thin line, sometimes gilded, along a yacht's strake below deck level.

Hollowadjective

(of something solid) Having an empty space or cavity inside.

‘a hollow tree; a hollow sphere’;

Covenoun

A fellow; a man.

Hollowadjective

(of a sound) Distant, eerie; echoing, reverberating, as if in a hollow space; dull, muffled; often low-pitched.

‘He let out a hollow moan.’;

Covenoun

A friend; a mate.

Hollowadjective

(figuratively) Without substance; having no real or significant worth; meaningless.

‘a hollow victory’;

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Coveverb

(architecture) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.

Hollowadjective

(figuratively) Insincere, devoid of validity; specious.

‘a hollow promise’;

Coveverb

To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.

Hollowadjective

concave; gaunt; sunken.

Covenoun

A retired nook; especially, a small, sheltered inlet, creek, or bay; a recess in the shore.

‘Vessels which were in readiness for him within secret coves and nooks.’;

Hollowadjective

(gymnastics) pertaining to hollow body position

Covenoun

A strip of prairie extending into woodland; also, a recess in the side of a mountain.

Hollowadverb

(colloquial) Completely, as part of the phrase beat hollow or beat all hollow.

Covenoun

A concave molding.

Hollowinterjection

alternative form of hollo

Covenoun

A boy or man of any age or station.

‘There's a gentry cove here.’; ‘Now, look to it, coves, that all the beef and drinkBe not filched from us.’;

Hollowadjective

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.’;

Coveverb

To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.

‘The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into domes and coved roofs.’;

Hollowadjective

Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.

‘With hollow eye and wrinkled brow.’;

Coveverb

To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.

‘Not being able to cove or sit upon them [eggs], she [the female tortoise] bestoweth them in the gravel.’;

Hollowadjective

Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.

Covenoun

a small inlet

Hollowadjective

Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.

Covenoun

small or narrow cave in the side of a cliff or mountain

Hollownoun

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.

Cove

A cove is a small type of bay or coastal inlet. Coves usually have narrow, restricted entrances, are often circular or oval, and are often situated within a larger bay.

Hollownoun

A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel.

‘Forests grewUpon the barren hollows.’; ‘I hate the dreadful hollow behind the little wood.’;

Hollowverb

To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate.

Hollowverb

To shout; to hollo.

‘Whisperings and hollowings are alike to a deaf ear.’;

Hollowverb

To urge or call by shouting.

‘He has hollowed the hounds.’;

Hollowadverb

Wholly; completely; utterly; - chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv.

‘The more civilized so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turks hollow in the struggle for existence.’;

Hollowinterjection

Hollo.

Hollownoun

a cavity or space in something;

‘hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks’;

Hollownoun

a small valley between mountains;

‘he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians’;

Hollownoun

a depression hollowed out of solid matter

Hollowverb

remove the inner part or the core of;

‘the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite’;

Hollowverb

remove the interior of;

‘hollow out a tree trunk’;

Hollowadjective

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’;

Hollowadjective

deliberately deceptive;

‘hollow (or false) promises’; ‘false pretenses’;

Hollowadjective

as if echoing in a hollow space;

‘the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom’;

Hollowadjective

devoid of significance or point;

‘empty promises’; ‘a hollow victory’; ‘vacuous comments’;

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