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Definition of 'hole'


  1. an opening into or through something
  2. an opening deliberately made in or through something
  3. one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; "he played 18 holes"
       Synonyms: golf hole
  4. an unoccupied space
  5. a depression hollowed out of solid matter
       Synonyms: hollow
  6. a fault; "he shot holes in my argument"
  7. informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
       Synonyms: fix jam mess muddle pickle kettle of fish
  8. informal terms for the mouth
       Synonyms: trap cakehole maw yap gob


  1. hit the ball into the hole
       Synonyms: hole out
  2. make holes in

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