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.
2. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a
depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel.
Forests grew Prior.
Upon the barren hollows.
I hate the dreadful hollow behind the little
Hol"low, v. t. To urge or call by
He has hollowed the hounds. Sir
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. [Collog.]
The more civilized so-called Caucasian races have
beaten the Turks hollow in the struggle for
Hol*low" (?), interj. [See
Hol"low (?), v. i. To shout; to
Whisperings and hollowings are alike to a deaf
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
Hollow with boards shalt thou make
it. Ex. xxvii. 8.
2. Depressed; concave; gaunt;
With hollow eye and wrinkled brow.
3. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling
such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.
4. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful;
not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.
Hollow newel (Arch.), an opening in
the center of a winding staircase in place of a newel post, the
stairs being supported by the wall; an open newel; also, the
stringpiece or rail winding around the well of such a staircase.
-- Hollow quoin (Engin.), a pier of
stone or brick made behind the lock gates of a canal, and containing
a hollow or recess to receive the ends of the gates. --
Hollow root. (Bot.) See
Moschatel. -- Hollow square. See
Square. -- Hollow ware, hollow
vessels; -- a trade name for cast-iron kitchen utensils, earthenware,
Syn.- Concave; sunken; low; vacant; empty; void; false;
faithless; deceitful; treacherous.
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."