(Hol*loa") interj., n. & v. i. Same as Hollo.
(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.
Hollow with boards shalt thou make it.Ex. xxvii. 8.
2. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
With hollow eye and wrinkled brow.Shak.
3. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar. Dryden.
4. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend. Milton.
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, etc.
Syn.- Concave; sunken; low; vacant; empty; void; false; faithless; deceitful; treacherous.
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.
Upon the barren hollows.
I hate the dreadful hollow behind the little wood.Tennyson.
(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.
(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 existence.Darwin.
(Hol*low") interj. [See Hollo.] Hollo.
(Hol"low) v. i. To shout; to hollo.
Whisperings and hollowings are alike to a deaf ear.Fuller.
(Hol"low), v. t. To urge or call by shouting.
He has hollowed the hounds.Sir W. Scott.