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Doline vs. Hollow

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Dolinenoun

A depression (basin, hollow) in karstic terrain/limestone.

Hollownoun

A small valley between mountains.

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

Dolinenoun

(by extension) Any sinkhole.

Hollownoun

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

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

Hollownoun

(US) A sunken area.

Hollownoun

(figuratively) A feeling of emptiness.

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

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Hollowverb

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

Hollowverb

To urge or call by shouting; to hollo.

Hollowadjective

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

‘a hollow tree; a hollow sphere’;

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.’;

Hollowadjective

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

‘a hollow victory’;

Hollowadjective

(figuratively) Insincere, devoid of validity; specious.

‘a hollow promise’;

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Hollowadjective

concave; gaunt; sunken.

Hollowadjective

(gymnastics) pertaining to hollow body position

Hollowadverb

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

Hollowinterjection

alternative form of hollo

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.’;

Hollowadjective

Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.

‘With hollow eye and wrinkled brow.’;

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Hollowadjective

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

Hollowadjective

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

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.

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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