Thesaurus

hole

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hole

  1. 1 a place in a surface allowing passage into or through a thing line up the pegs on section A with the holes in section B and press the two together Synonyms of hole aperture, opening, orifice, perforation Words Related to hole loophole; breach, break, chink, cleft, crack, cranny, crevice, cut, fissure, gash, notch, rent, rift, rupture, slash, slit, split, tear; slot, space; exit, mouth, outlet, pore, vent; entrance, inlet, intake; pinhole, pinprick, punch, puncture; airhole, armhole, buttonhole, keyhole, knothole, peephole, pothole, wormhole Near Antonyms of hole fill, filler, filling, patch, plug, seal, stopper; barrier, blockage, obstacle, obstruction

  2. 2 a sunken area forming a separate space dig a hole big enough to plant the tree Synonyms of hole cavity, concavity, dent, depression, dint, hollow, indentation, indenture, pit, recess Words Related to hole burrow, cave, cavern, ditch, excavation, furrow, groove, gutter, trench, trough; basin, bowl, valley; alcove, cleft, niche, nook, opening, recess, socket; alveolus, dimple, gouge, impression, imprint, notch, pocket; borehole, chuckhole, crater, posthole, pothole, sinkhole, wallow, water hole, well; abyss, chasm, gulf, vacuity, vacuum, void Near Antonyms of hole hill, mound, rise; bump, bunch, hump, lump, pimple, swell, swelling, tumor Antonyms of hole bulge, camber, convexity, jut, projection, protrusion, protuberance

  3. 3 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape Bill dug himself into a hole by promising to be in two places at the same time Synonyms of hole bind, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, predicament, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, mire, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, swampWords Related to hole difficulty, node; hot water, soup; pinch, plight, quandary, scrape, trouble; deadlock, halt, logjam, stalemate, standstill; clutch, crisis, crossroad, emergency, exigency, juncture, strait

  4. 4 a dirty or messy place when people see my room, they often ask, “How can you live in this hole?” Synonyms of hole dump, hellhole, pigpen, pigsty, shambles, styWords Related to hole chaos, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, disorder, disorganization, mess, muddle, muss; havoc, hell, mare's nest, snake pit; clutter, jumble, litter, mishmash, welter

  5. 5 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge) found a hole in the chain-link fence big enough to squeeze through Synonyms of hole breach, break, discontinuity, gulf, hiatus, gap, interstice, interval, opening, rent, rift, separation, voidWords Related to hole chink, cleft, crack, cranny, crevice, fissure; notch, slit, slot, split; interspace, pore; abyss, aperture, cavity, chasm, gape, orifice; fracture, rupture, severance, sundering

  6. 6 the shelter or resting place of a wild animal watched the snake slither into its hole Synonyms of hole burrow, den, house, lair, lodgeWords Related to hole nest; territory

  7. 7 an incomplete or deficient area there's a huge hole in your logic Synonyms of hole hiatus, gap, lacuna, space, voidWords Related to hole defectiveness, detriment, disability, failing, fault, impairment, weakness; deficiency, deficit, imperfection, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompleteness, insufficience, insufficiency, lack, need, shortcoming, shortfall, wantNear Antonyms of hole completeness, fullness


hole

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hole

  1. to make a hole or series of holes in holed the target with a round of shots Synonyms of hole bore, drill, perforate, pierce, punch, puncture, riddleWords Related to hole broach, tap; poke, prick, prickle; penetrate; burrow (into), excavate, gouge, groove, hollow; break, cut, gash, notch, rend, rupture, slash, slit, splitNear Antonyms of hole fill, patch, plug, seal



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