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Hollow vs. Ravine — What's the Difference?

Hollow vs. Ravine — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Hollow and Ravine

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Hollow

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

Ravine

A ravine is a landform that is narrower than a canyon and is often the product of streambank erosion. Ravines are typically classified as larger in scale than gullies, although smaller than valleys.

Hollow

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

Ravine

A deep, narrow gorge with steep sides.

Hollow

Without substance or character
A hollow person.
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Ravine

A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.

Hollow

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

Ravine

A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.

Hollow

Having a reverberating, sepulchral sound
Hollow footsteps.

Ravine

(archaic) raven

Hollow

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

Ravine

A torrent of water.

Hollow

An indented or concave surface or area.

Ravine

A deep and narrow hollow, usually worn by a stream or torrent of water; a gorge; a mountain cleft.

Hollow

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

Ravine

A deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)

Hollow

A small valley between hills or mountains.

Hollow

To make hollow
Hollow out a pumpkin.

Hollow

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

Hollow

To become hollow or empty.

Hollow

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

Hollow

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

Hollow

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

Hollow

(US) A sunken area.

Hollow

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

Hollow

To call or urge by shouting; to hollo.

Hollow

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

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.

Hollow

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

Hollow

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

Hollow

Concave; gaunt; sunken.

Hollow

(gymnastics) Pertaining to hollow body position

Hollow

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

Hollow

Alternative form of hollo

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.

Hollow

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

Hollow

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

Hollow

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

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.

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.

Hollow

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

Hollow

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

Hollow

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

Hollow

Hollo.

Hollow

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

Hollow

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

Hollow

A depression hollowed out of solid matter

Hollow

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

Hollow

Remove the interior of;
Hollow out a tree trunk

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

Hollow

Deliberately deceptive;
Hollow (or false) promises
False pretenses

Hollow

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

Hollow

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

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