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Glen vs. Hollow — What's the Difference?

Glen vs. Hollow — What's the Difference?

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Glen

A glen is a valley, typically one that is long and bounded by gently sloped concave sides, unlike a ravine, which is deep and bounded by steep slopes. Whittow defines it as a "Scottish term for a deep valley in the Highlands" that is "narrower than a strath".
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Hollow

Having a cavity, gap, or space within
A hollow wall.
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Glen

A narrow valley, especially in Scotland or Ireland.
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Hollow

Deeply indented or concave; sunken
"His bearded face already has a set, hollow look" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
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Glen

A small, secluded valley.
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Hollow

Without substance or character
A hollow person.
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Glen

A secluded and narrow valley, especially one with a river running through it; a dale; a depression between hills.
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Hollow

Devoid of truth or validity; specious
"Theirs is at best a hollow form of flattery" (Annalyn Swan).
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Glen

A secluded and narrow valley; a dale; a depression between hills.
And wooes the widow's daughter of the glen.
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Hollow

Having a reverberating, sepulchral sound
Hollow footsteps.
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Glen

A narrow secluded valley (in the mountains)
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Hollow

A cavity, gap, or space
A hollow behind a wall.
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Hollow

An indented or concave surface or area.
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Hollow

A void; an emptiness
A hollow in one's life.
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Hollow

A small valley between hills or mountains.
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Hollow

To make hollow
Hollow out a pumpkin.
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Hollow

To scoop or form by making concave
Hollow out a nest in the sand.
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Hollow

To become hollow or empty.
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Hollow

A small valley between mountains.
He built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Rockies.
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Hollow

A sunken area or unfilled space in something solid; a cavity, natural or artificial.
The hollow of the hand or of a tree
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Hollow

(figuratively) A feeling of emptiness.
A hollow in the pit of one’s stomach
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Hollow

(US) A sunken area.
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Hollow

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

To call or urge by shouting; to hollo.
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Hollow

(of something solid) Having an empty space or cavity inside.
A hollow tree; a hollow sphere
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Hollow

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

(figuratively) Without substance; having no real or significant worth; meaningless.
A hollow victory
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Hollow

(figuratively) Insincere, devoid of validity; specious.
A hollow promise
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Hollow

Concave; gaunt; sunken.
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Hollow

(gymnastics) Pertaining to hollow body position
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Hollow

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

Alternative form of hollo
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Hollow

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.
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Hollow

Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
With hollow eye and wrinkled brow.
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Hollow

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

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

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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Hollow

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.
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Hollow

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

To shout; to hollo.
Whisperings and hollowings are alike to a deaf ear.
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Hollow

To urge or call by shouting.
He has hollowed the hounds.
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Hollow

Hollo.
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Hollow

A cavity or space in something;
Hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
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Hollow

A small valley between mountains;
He built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians
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Hollow

A depression hollowed out of solid matter
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Hollow

Remove the inner part or the core of;
The mining company wants to excavate the hillsite
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Hollow

Remove the interior of;
Hollow out a tree trunk
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Hollow

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
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Hollow

Deliberately deceptive;
Hollow (or false) promises
False pretenses
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Hollow

As if echoing in a hollow space;
The hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom
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Hollow

Devoid of significance or point;
Empty promises
A hollow victory
Vacuous comments
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