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Entry Word: hole
Text: 1 a place in a surface allowing passage into or through a thing <Mark was beside himself after seeing that his little sister had punched holes in his homework> Synonyms aperture, opening, orifice, perforation Related Words chink, cleft, crack, cranny, crevice, cut, breach, break, fissure, gash, notch, rent, rift, rupture, slash, slit, split; gap, slot, space; exit, mouth, outlet, pore, vent; entrance, inlet, intake; pinprick, punch, puncture; armhole, buttonhole, knothole, peephole, pinhole, wormhole Near Antonyms fill, filler, filling, patch, plug, seal, stopper; barrier, blockage, obstacle, obstruction 2 a sunken area forming a separate space <Ann dug a hole big enough to plant the tree> Synonyms cavity, concavity, dent, depression, dint, hollow, indentation, pit, recess Related Words burrow, cave, cavern, ditch, excavation, furrow, groove, trench, trough; basin, bowl, valley; alcove, cleft, niche, nook, opening, recess, socket; alveolus, dimple, gouge, notch, impression, pocket; chuckhole, crater, posthole, pothole, sinkhole, wallow, waterhole, well; abyss, chasm, gulf, vacuity, vacuum, void Near Antonyms hill, mound, projection, rise; bump, lump, pimple, swell, swelling, tumor Antonyms bulge, convexity, protrusion, protuberance 3 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape <Bill dug himself into a hole by promising to be in two places at the same time> -- see PREDICAMENT 4 a dirty or messy place <when people see my room, they often ask, "How can you live in this hole?"> -- see PIGPEN 5 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge) <found a hole in the chain-link fence big enough to squeeze through> -- see GAP 1 6 the shelter or resting place of a wild animal <watched the snake slither into its hole> -- see DEN 1