Definitions of hollow

  1. To make or become hollow.
  2. To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate.
  3. To urge or call by shouting.
  4. To make hollow.
  5. To make a hole in: to make hollow by digging: to excavate.
  6. To shout; to hollo.
  7. remove the interior of; " hollow out a tree trunk"
  8. To make hollow, as by digging; to excavate.
  9. To dig or scoop out; to excavate.
  10. a depression hollowed out of solid matter
  11. a small valley between mountains; " he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"
  12. a cavity or space in something; " hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"
  13. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel.
  14. 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.
  15. A cavity; pit; groove; space between hills or elevations.
  16. A hole: a cavity: any depression in a body: any vacuity: a groove: a channel.
  17. A cavity; depression.
  18. A depression or opening; an enclosed cavity.
  19. A cavity; a depression; a cave; a den; a hole; a groove; a channel.
  20. Any depression of surface; a cavity; a pit; a groove.
  21. Wholly; completely; utterly; - chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv.
  22. Without difficulty, as he carries it hollow; without a chance of success, or beyond a doubt, as he was beaten hollow.
  23. deliberately deceptive; " hollow ( or false) promises"; " false pretenses"
  24. as if echoing in a hollow space; " the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"
  25. 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"
  26. 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.
  27. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
  28. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.
  29. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.
  30. Having an empty space within; opposite to solid; sunken; superficial; unreal; insincere; deep or low; used of sound.
  31. Vacant: not solid: containing an empty space: sunken: unsound: insincere.
  32. Not solid; vacant; concave; insincere.
  33. Having a cavity, as a tube, jar, or the like.
  34. Empty; vacant; sounding like the reverberation from an empty vessel or cavity; deep; murmuring.
  35. Containing an empty space; vacant; not solid; sunken; deep; not sincere; not sound; complete; utter.
  36. Having an empty space within; not solid; deep; not sincere or faithful; not real; false.