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 for hole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hole \Hole\ (h[=o]l), a.
     Whole. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hole \Hole\ (h[=o]l), n. [OE. hol, hole, AS. hol, hole, cavern,
     from hol, a., hollow; akin to D. hol, OHG. hol, G. hohl, Dan.
     huul hollow, hul hole, Sw. h[*a]l, Icel. hola; prob. from the
     root of AS. helan to conceal. See Hele, Hell, and cf.
     Hold of a ship.]
     1. A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening
        in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation;
        a rent; a fissure.
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              The holes where eyes should be.       --Shak.
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              The blind walls
              Were full of chinks and holes.        --Tennyson.
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              The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the
              lid.                                  --2 Kings xii.
                                                    9.
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     2. An excavation in the ground, made by an animal to live in,
        or a natural cavity inhabited by an animal; hence, a low,
        narrow, or dark lodging or place; a mean habitation.
        --Dryden.
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              The foxes have holes, . . . but the Son of man hath
              not where to lay his head.            --Luke ix. 58.
  
     3. (Games)
        (a) A small cavity used in some games, usually one into
            which a marble or ball is to be played or driven;
            hence, a score made by playing a marble or ball into
            such a hole, as in golf.
        (b) (Fives) At Eton College, England, that part of the
            floor of the court between the step and the pepperbox.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Syn: Hollow; concavity; aperture; rent; fissure; crevice;
          orifice; interstice; perforation; excavation; pit; cave;
          den; cell.
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     Hole and corner, clandestine, underhand. [Colloq.] "The
        wretched trickery of hole and corner buffery." --Dickens.
  
     Hole board (Fancy Weaving), a board having holes through
        which cords pass which lift certain warp threads; --
        called also compass board.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hole \Hole\, v. t. [AS. holian. See Hole, n.]
     1. To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a
        post for the insertion of rails or bars. --Chapman.
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     2. To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hole \Hole\, v. i.
     To go or get into a hole. --B. Jonson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hole
      n 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" [syn: hole, golf hole]
      4: an unoccupied space
      5: a depression hollowed out of solid matter [syn: hole,
         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" [syn:
         fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of
         fish]
      8: informal terms for the mouth [syn: trap, cakehole,
         hole, maw, yap, gob]
      v 1: hit the ball into the hole [syn: hole, hole out]
      2: make holes in

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  419 Moby Thesaurus words for "hole":
     Augean stables, Babylon, CAT, Gomorrah, Sodom, abode, abri, abysm,
     abyss, aerospace, aerosphere, air hole, air pocket, airspace,
     alveolation, alveolus, antre, antrum, aperture, area, armpit,
     arroyo, asylum, auger, basement, basin, bearings, bench mark, bind,
     bite, blemish, blind alley, bolt-hole, booth, bordello, bore, bowl,
     box, box canyon, breach, break, brig, broach, broaching, brothel,
     bug, bump, bunker, burrow, cache, cage, canyon, catch, catch-22,
     cathouse, cave, cavern, cavity, ceiling, cell, cellar, cellarage,
     cellule, chamber, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, clearing,
     cleft, cleuch, clip joint, clough, coal bin, col, compartment,
     concave, concavity, concealment, corner, couch, coulee, couloir,
     countersink, cove, cover, covert, coverture, crack, cranny, crater,
     crevasse, crevice, crib, crosswind, crypt, cubby, cubbyhole,
     cul-de-sac, cup, cut, cwm, cyclone cellar, dark corner, dead end,
     dead-end street, deadlock, deep, defect, defection, deficiency,
     defile, dell, den, den of iniquity, den of thieves, dent,
     depression, depth, difficulty, dike, dilemma, dip, disclosure,
     discontinuity, discrepancy, disrupt, district, ditch, dive,
     doghouse, donga, donjon, draw, drawback, drill, dugout, dump,
     dungeon, earth, empierce, emplacement, empty space, enclosed space,
     error, excavation, extremity, failing, failure, fallacy, fault,
     faute, favorable wind, fenestra, fissure, fistula, fix, flaw,
     fleshpots, flume, fog, foible, fold, follicle, fontanel, foramen,
     form, foxhole, fracture, frailty, front, funk hole, funnel chest,
     furrow, gap, gape, gash, gat, goal, gore, gorge, gouge, gouge out,
     grand slam, groove, grot, grotto, gulch, gulf, gully, gyp joint,
     halt, head wind, hellhole, hiatus, hideaway, hideout, hidey hole,
     hiding, hiding place, high-pressure area, hit, hold, hole in one,
     hollow, hollow shell, home run, homer, honeycomb, hot water, hovel,
     hut, impale, impasse, imperfection, impression, inadequacy,
     incision, inconsistency, indentation, infirmity, inlet, interstice,
     interval, ionosphere, jail, jetstream, joint, keep, kink, kloof,
     lacuna, lair, lance, latitude and longitude, laying open, leak,
     lieu, little problem, locale, locality, location, locus, lodge,
     loophole, low-pressure area, manger, mess, mew, mistake, moat,
     muddle, needle, niche, nook, notch, nullah, open, opening,
     opening up, orifice, oubliette, outlet, overcast, pass, passage,
     passageway, penetrate, perforate, perforation, pesthole, pew,
     pickle, pierce, pigeonhole, pigpen, pigsty, pinch, pink, pinpoint,
     pit, place, placement, plague spot, playhouse, plight, pocket,
     point, pore, position, potato cellar, predicament, prick, prison,
     problem, punch, punch bowl, puncture, ravine, ream, ream out,
     recess, refuge, region, rent, retreat, riddle, rift, rime, rip,
     rookery, roughness, run, run through, rupture, sanctuary, scissure,
     scoop, score, scrape, seam, secret place, sewer, shack, shaft,
     shanty, shell, shortcoming, sink, sink of corruption, sinus, site,
     situation, situs, skewer, slam, slit, slot, slum, snag, socket,
     something missing, soup, space, spear, spike, spit, split,
     sporting house, spot, stab, stable, stalemate, stall, stand,
     standstill, stash, stead, stews, stick, stoma, stop, storm cellar,
     stratosphere, strike, sty, subbasement, substratosphere,
     subterrane, subway, tail wind, taint, tap, tear, tenement,
     the slums, throwing open, tight spot, tight squeeze, touchdown,
     transfix, transpierce, trench, trepan, trephine, tropopause,
     troposphere, trouble, trough, tumbledown shack, tunnel, turbulence,
     uncorking, undercovert, unstopping, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum,
     valley, vault, vent, visibility, visibility zero, void, vug,
     vulnerable place, wadi, warren, weak link, weak point, weakness,
     well, whereabout, whereabouts, whorehouse, wine cellar, yawn,
     yawning abyss
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  hole
   n.
  
      A region in an otherwise flat entity which is not actually present. For
      example, some Unix filesystems can store large files with holes so that
      unused regions of the file are never actually stored on disk. (In
      techspeak, these are referred to as ?sparse? files.) As another example,
      the region of memory in IBM PCs reserved for memory-mapped I/O devices
      which may not actually be present is called ?the I/O hole?, since
      memory-management systems must skip over this area when filling user
      requests for memory.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  hole
  
     1.  In the hole model of current flow, the absence
     of an electron, e.g. in a semiconductor material.  In the
     electron model, a hole can be thought of as an incomplete outer
     electron shell in a doping substance.  Considering holes as
     positive charge carriers is a useful abstraction.
  
     2.  A security vulnerability, particularly one which
     allows an attacker to gain unauthorised access to a system (by
     analogy with a hole in a wall).
  
     (2014-10-25)
  

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