Definition of hollow :
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.
2. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel.
3. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
4. 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.
6. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.
7. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.
8. To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate.
9. To shout; to hollo.
10. To urge or call by shouting.
11. Wholly; completely; utterly; - chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv.
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concave (part of speech: adjective)
hungry (part of speech: adjective)
false (part of speech: adjective)
- It was hollow, and the space inside it was large enough to hold a number of armed men. - "The Story of the Greeks", H. A. Guerber.
- The ground was hard and rough, covered with very sharp stones; though dry, it sounded hollow, and it seemed as though there were water under it. - "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.
- Getting out of my hollow, I crawled forward on my hands and knees till I could catch a glimpse of the side road leading to that house; and there I lay flat on my face and watched. - "The Spy in Black", J. Storer Clouston.