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Dictionary definition for: Hollow

1. (n) a cavity or space in something; "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"

2. (v) remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"

3. (a) 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"

4. (n) a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"

5. (v) remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"

6. (s) deliberately deceptive; "hollow (or false) promises" "false pretenses"

7. (n) a depression hollowed out of solid matter

8. (s) as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"

9. (s) devoid of significance or point; "empty promises" "a hollow victory" "vacuous comments"

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