- (physics) The antimatter equivalent of an electron, having the same mass but a positive charge
- The notion of a positron weapon remains the stuff of science fiction.
- If these particles carry unit positive charge the curvatures and ionizations produced require the mass to be less than twenty times the electron mass. These particles will be called positrons.
- 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.
- (heading) In games.
- (figurative) A weakness; a flaw or ambiguity.
- (informal) A container or receptacle.
- (physics) In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.
- (computing) A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.
- (informal, with “the”) Solitary confinement, a high-security prison cell often used as punishment.
- (figurative) Difficulty, in particular, debt.
- (graph theory) A chordless cycle in a graph.
- (solitary confinement): administrative segregation, ad-seg, block (UK), box, cooler (UK), hotbox, lockdown, pound, SCU, security housing unit, SHU, special handling unit
- There’s a hole in my shoe. Her stocking has a hole in it.
- The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid.
- To be called into a huge sphere, and not to be seen to move in’t, are the holes where eyes should be, which pitifully disaster the cheeks.
- […] her palfrey’s footfall shot Light horrors thro’ her pulses: the blind walls Were full of chinks and holes; and overhead Fantastic gables, crowding, stared: […]
- Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
- There’s a hole in my bucket.
- I played 18 holes yesterday. The second hole today cost me three strokes over par.
- The shortstop ranged deep into the hole to make the stop.
- I have found a hole in your argument.
- But between the drinks and subtle things / The holes in my apologies, you know / I’m trying hard to take it back
- car hole; brain hole
- Just shut your hole!
- Are you going out to get your hole tonight?
- Synonym: box
- Disciplinary actions can range from a mere write up to serious time in the hole.
- His apartment is a hole!
- If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
- (transitive) To make holes in (an object or surface).
- (transitive, by extension) To destroy.
- (intransitive) To go into a hole.
- (transitive) To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball or golf ball.
- (transitive) To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in.
- Shrapnel holed the ship’s hull.
- She completely holed the argument.
- Good master Picklock, with your worming brain, And wriggling engine-head of maintenance, Which I shall see you hole with very shortly! A fine round head, when those two lugs are off, To trundle through a pillory!
- Woods holed a standard three foot putt
- to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars