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Description: Define hole: an opening into or through something—usage, synonyms, more.
1 a. an opening through something. perforation <have a hole in my coat> b. an area where something is missing. gap. as (1). a serious discrepancy. flaw. weakness <some hole s in your logic> (2). an opening in a defensive formation; especially. the area of a baseball field between the positions of shortstop and third baseman (3). a defect in a crystal (as of a semiconductor) that is due to an electron's having left its normal position in one of the crystal bonds and that is equivalent in many respects to a positively charged particle
2. a hollowed-out place: as a. a cave, pit, or well in the ground b. burrow c. an unusually deep place in a body of water (as a river)
4 a. a shallow cylindrical hole in the putting green of a golf course into which the ball is played b. a part of the golf course from tee to putting green <just beginning play on the third hole > ; also. the play on such a hole as a unit of scoring <won the hole by two strokes>
5 a. an awkward position or circumstance. fix <got the rebels out of a hole at the battle — Kenneth Roberts> b. a position of owing or losing money <$10 million in the hole > <raising money to get out of the hole >