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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. t.) To urge or call by shouting.

(2): ( n.) A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel.

(3): ( a.) Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere.

(4): ( a.) Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.

(5): ( a.) Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.

(6): ( a.) Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.

(7): ( n.) A cavity, natural or artificial; an unfilled space within anything; a hole, a cavern; an excavation; as the hollow of the hand or of a tree.

(8): ( adv.) Wholly; completely; utterly; - chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv.

(9): ( v. i.) To shout; to hollo.

(10): ( v. t.) To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate.

(11): ( interj.) Hollo.

King James Dictionary [2]


1. Containing an empty space, natural or artificial, within a solid substance not solid as a hollow tree a hollow rock a hollow sphere.

Hollow with boards shalt thou make it.  Exodus 27

2. Sunk deep in the orbit as a hollow eye. 3. Deep low resembling sound reverberated from a cavity, or designating such a sound as a hollow roar. 4. Not sincere or faithful false deceitful not sound as a hollow heart a hollow friend.

Hollow spar, the mineral called also chiastolite.

HOL'LOW, n. A cavity, natural or artificial any depression of surface in a body concavity as the hollow of the hand.

1. A place excavated as the hollow of a tree. 2. A cave or cavern a den a hole a broad open space in any thing. 3. A pit. 4. Open space of any thing a groove a channel a canal.

HOL'LOW, To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving to excavate.

Trees rudely hollowed did the waves sustain.

HOL'LOW, To shout. See Holla and Hollo.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [3]

hol´ō ( כּף , kaph , נבב , nābhabh ): "Hollow" is the translation of kaph , "hollow" (  Genesis 32:25 ,  Genesis 32:32 , "the hollow of his thigh," the hip-pan or socket, over the sciatic nerve); of nābhabh , "to be hollow" ( Exodus 27:8;  Exodus 38:7;  Jeremiah 52:21 ); of shō‛al , "hollow" ( Isaiah 40:12 , "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand?" (in handfuls; compare  1 Kings 20:10;  Ezekiel 13:19 )); of makhtēsh , "a mortar," "socket of a tooth" (from its shape) ( Judges 15:19 , "God clave an (the Revised Version (British and American) "the") hollow place that is in Lehi"); of sheḳa‛ărūrōth , probably from ḳā‛ar , "to sink" ( Leviticus 14:37 , "the walls of the house with hollow strakes," so the English Revised Version, the American Standard Revised Version "hollow streaks," depressions); of koilótēs (The Wisdom of Solomon 17:19, "the hollow mountains," the Revised Version (British and American) "hollows of the mountains"); of koı́lōma (2 Macc 1:19, "hollow place of a pit," the Revised Version (British and American) "hollow of a well"); of antrō̇dēs (2 Macc 2:5, "a hollow cave," the Revised Version (British and American) "a chamber in the rock," margin (Greek) "a cavernous chamber").