“It could put a hole in the ship,” people started saying, Shanar said.
The man, gripped by curiosity, drills a hole to discover what the pipe carries.
Like those in Middletown, most are also facing a Catch 22: the stagnant economy blew a hole in their budgets.
He has kept “the Devil way down in the hole,” writes Horspool, by seeming to have done a deal with the angels.
Newt has dug himself a hole, but even with pundits shoveling dirt on top of him, he could climb out.
And that boy with the picket was between him and the hole by which he had entered.
I ain't ever met a person yet was satisfied with the hole they was in.
There you are, old chap, only got a hole in your gristly lip.
At about noon we found some water in a gully by scratching a hole, but it was quite salt.
In its ends are slots, and in its center is a hole so that the ¼ in.
Old English hol "orifice, hollow place, cave, perforation," from Proto-Germanic *hul (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German hol, Middle Dutch hool, Old Norse holr, German hohl "hollow," Gothic us-hulon "to hollow out"), from PIE root *kel- (see cell).
As a contemptuous word for "small dingy lodging or abode" it is attested from 1610s. Meaning "a fix, scrape, mess" is from 1760. Obscene slang use for "vulva" is implied from mid-14c. Hole in the wall "small and unpretentious place" is from 1822; to hole up first recorded 1875. To need (something) like a hole in the head, applied to something useless or detrimental, first recorded 1944 in entertainment publications, probably a translation of a Yiddish expression, cf. ich darf es vi a loch in kop.
"to make a hole," Old English holian "to hollow out, scoop out" (see hole (n.)). Related: Holed; holing.
A gap, usually the valence band of an insulator or semiconductor, that would normally be filled with one electron. If an electron accelerated by a voltage moves into a gap, it leaves a gap behind it, and in this way the hole itself appears to move through the substance. Even though holes are in fact the absence of a negatively charged particle (an electron), they can be treated theoretically as positively charged particles, whose motion gives rise to electric current.
The absence of an electron in a semiconductor material. In the electron model, a hole can be thought of as an incomplete outer electron shell in a doping substance. Holes can also be thought of as positive charge carriers; while this is in a sense a fiction, it is a useful abstraction.