Hollow

Hollow

Hollow may refer to:
*A closed body which is not solid or filled. i.e. contains empty space or air.
**Hollow Earth theory, the idea that the planet Earth has a hollow interior and possibly an inhabitable inner surface.
**Tree hollow, a hollow in a branch or trunk, which may provide habitat for animals.

*To render something hollow by removing its internal matter.
** Hollowing out pumpkins at halloween.

*A depression in a surface or the ground.
**A low, wooded area, such as a copse
**A term meaning a small Vee-shaped riverine type of valley with moderately sloped sides pitched more gently than and both broader and larger than a ravine. The term is used primarily within and in the states bordering Appalachia (The Appalachian Mountains, from New England to Mississippi) where some local glaciation has broadened ravines into a wider form. Frequently pronounced "Holler" in the southern Appalachia states.

Hollow in the arts:
*Hollow ("Bleach"), malevolent spirits in the anime and manga series "Bleach"
*"The Hollow", a 1946 detective novel by Agatha Christie
*"The Hollow" (song), a song by A Perfect Circle
*"Hollow" (song), a song by Pantera
*"The Hollow" (2004 film), a 2004 teen horror film
*"Hollow (2006 film)", a short film released by Shorts International, written and directed by Paul Bickel, and starring Emma Caulfield
*Hollow ("Charmed"), a fictional entity in the television series "Charmed"
*Hollow (Marvel Comics), a mutant formerly known as Penance
*The Hollow, a series of underground caverns in the video game Gears of War
*The Hollows, a series of underground caverns and city inhabited by trolls in the video game City of Heroes.
*The Hollow, a Canadian progressive metal music group now known as Alpha Galates
*"The Hollows", a series of novels by Kim Harrison.
*"Into the Hollow", a song by Queens of the Stone Age


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  • Hollow — Hol low, a. [OE. holow, holgh, holf, AS. holh a hollow, hole. Cf. {Hole}.] 1. 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hollow — [häl′ō] adj. [ME holwe < OE holh: see HOLE] 1. having an empty space, or only air, within it; having a cavity inside; not solid 2. depressed below the surrounding surface; shaped like a cup or bowl; concave 3. deeply set; sunken [hollow… …   English World dictionary

  • hollow — [adj1] empty, hollowed out alveolate, arched, carved out, cavernous, cleft, concave, cupped, cup shaped, curved, deep set, depressed, dimpled, excavated, incurved, indented, infundibular, notched, not solid, pitted, striated, sunken, troughlike,… …   New thesaurus

  • hollow — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a hole or empty space inside. 2) concave. 3) (of a sound) echoing. 4) lacking significance or sincerity. ► NOUN 1) a hole or depression. 2) a small valley …   English terms dictionary

  • Hollow — Hol low, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollow — Hol low, adv. Wholly; completely; utterly; chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See {All}, adv. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] The more civilized so called Caucasian races have beaten the Turks… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollow — Hol low, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hollowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hollowing}.] To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate. Trees rudely hollowed. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hollow — adj empty, *vain, nugatory, otiose, idle Ana & Contrasted words: see those at EMPTY adj 2 hollow n cavity, *hole, pocket, void, vacuum Analogous words: excavation, digging (see corresponding verbs at DIG): * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Hollow — Hol*low , interj. [See {Hollo}.] Hollo. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollow — Hol low, v. i. To shout; to hollo. [1913 Webster] Whisperings and hollowings are alike to a deaf ear. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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