Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hollow

3 senses of hollow

Sense 1
hollow -- (a cavity or space in something; "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks")
       => cavity, enclosed space -- (space that is surrounded by something)

Sense 2
hollow, holler -- (a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians")
       => valley, vale -- (a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river)

Sense 3
hole, hollow -- (a depression hollowed out of solid matter)
       => natural depression, depression -- (a sunken or depressed geological formation)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hollow

2 senses of hollow

Sense 1
excavate, dig, hollow -- (remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 2
hollow, hollow out, core out -- (remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk")
       => empty -- (make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building")

Antonyms of adj hollow

3 senses of hollow

Sense 1
hollow (vs. solid) -- (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")

solid (vs. hollow) -- (entirely of one substance with no holes inside; "a solid block of wood")
        => massive -- (being the same substance throughout; "massive silver")

Sense 2
hollow -- (as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom")

INDIRECT (VIA reverberant) -> unreverberant, nonresonant -- (not reverberant; lacking a tendency to reverberate)

Sense 3
empty, hollow, vacuous -- (devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments")

INDIRECT (VIA meaningless) -> meaningful -- (having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause")

Similarity of adj hollow

3 senses of hollow

Sense 1
hollow (vs. solid) -- (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")
       => cavernous -- (being or suggesting a cavern; "vast cavernous chambers hollowed out of limestone")
       => deep-set, sunken, recessed -- (having a sunken area; "hunger gave their faces a sunken look")
       => fistular, fistulate, fistulous -- (hollow and tube-shaped like a reed)
       => tubular, cannular, tubelike, tube-shaped, vasiform -- (constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids))
          Also See-> empty#1

Sense 2
hollow -- (as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom")
       => reverberant (vs. unreverberant) -- (having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected; "a reverberant room"; "the reverberant booms of cannon")

Sense 3
empty, hollow, vacuous -- (devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments")
       => meaningless (vs. meaningful), nonmeaningful -- (having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation")

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