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

  Hollow \Hol"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hollowed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Hollowing.]
     To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to
     excavate. "Trees rudely hollowed." --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hollow \Hol"low\, 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. [Colloq.]
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           The more civilized so-called Caucasian races have
           beaten the Turks hollow in the struggle for existence.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hollow \Hol"low\, n.
     1. 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.
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     2. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a
        surface; a concavity; a channel.
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              Forests grew
              Upon the barren hollows.              --Prior.
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              I hate the dreadful hollow behind the little wood.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hollow \Hol"low\, a. [OE. holow, holgh, holf, AS. holh a hollow,
     hole. Cf. Hole.]
     1. 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.
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              Hollow with boards shalt thou make it. --Ex. xxvii.
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     2. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
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              With hollow eye and wrinkled brow.    --Shak.
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     3. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound;
        deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar. --Dryden.
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     4. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as,
        a hollow heart; a hollow friend. --Milton.
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     Hollow newel (Arch.), an opening in the center of a winding
        staircase in place of a newel post, the stairs being
        supported by the wall; an open newel; also, the
        stringpiece or rail winding around the well of such a
     Hollow quoin (Engin.), a pier of stone or brick made behind
        the lock gates of a canal, and containing a hollow or
        recess to receive the ends of the gates.
     Hollow root. (Bot.) See Moschatel.
     Hollow square. See Square.
     Hollow ware, hollow vessels; -- a trade name for cast-iron
        kitchen utensils, earthenware, etc.
     Syn: Syn.- Concave; sunken; low; vacant; empty; void; false;
          faithless; deceitful; treacherous.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hollow \Hol*low"\, interj. [See Hollo.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hollow \Hol"low\, v. i.
     To shout; to hollo.
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           Whisperings and hollowings are alike to a deaf ear.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hollow \Hol"low\, v. t.
     To urge or call by shouting.
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           He has hollowed the hounds.              --Sir W.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not solid; having a space or gap or cavity; "a hollow
             wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became
             gaunter and more hollow with each year" [ant: solid]
      2: as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of
         footsteps in the empty ballroom"
      3: devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow
         victory"; "vacuous comments" [syn: empty, hollow,
      n 1: a cavity or space in something; "hunger had caused the
           hollows in their cheeks"
      2: a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin
         in a hollow high up in the Appalachians" [syn: hollow,
      3: a depression hollowed out of solid matter [syn: hole,
      v 1: remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company
           wants to excavate the hillside" [syn: excavate, dig,
      2: remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk" [syn:
         hollow, hollow out, core out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  293 Moby Thesaurus words for "hollow":
     absurd, abysm, abyss, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, aperture,
     apparently sound, arid, armpit, artificial, bare, baritone, barren,
     basin, bass, blah, bland, blank, bleached, bloodless, boat-shaped,
     boatlike, booth, bootless, bowl, bowl-shaped, bowllike, box,
     broaching, casuistic, cave, cave in, cavelike, cavern, cavernous,
     cavity, cell, cellule, chamber, characterless, chasm, check, clear,
     clearing, cleft, cold, colorable, colorless, compartment, concave,
     concaved, concavity, contralto, costly, counterfeit, crack, crater,
     craterlike, crevasse, crib, crypt, cup, cup-shaped, cupped,
     cymbiform, cynical, dale, dead, deceitful, deceptive, deep,
     deep-echoing, deep-pitched, deep-toned, deepmouthed, dell, dent,
     dented, depressed, depression, depth, devoid, dig out, dig up, dip,
     disclosure, dish, dish-shaped, dished, dishing, dishlike,
     dishonest, disingenuous, dismal, draggy, drearisome, dreary,
     dredge, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete, elephantine, empty,
     empty-headed, empty-minded, empty-pated, empty-skulled,
     enclosed space, etiolated, excavate, excavation, fade, fallacious,
     false, famished, fatuitous, fatuous, featureless, feigned,
     fenestra, fistula, flat, fold, follicle, fontanel, foramen,
     fraudulent, fruitless, funnel chest, funnel-breasted,
     funnel-chested, funnel-shaped, furrow, futile, gap, gape, gat,
     glen, gouge, grave, gulf, heavy, hiatus, ho-hum, hold, hole,
     hollow out, hollow shell, hollowed, hungry, hypocritical, idle,
     illusive, impression, inane, incurve, incurved, incurving,
     incurvous, indentation, indented, ineffective, inexcitable,
     infundibular, infundibuliform, inlet, insincere, insipid, interval,
     jejune, jesuitic, lacuna, laying open, leaden, leak, lifeless, low,
     low-pitched, low-spirited, manger, mealymouthed, meaningless,
     mendacious, muffled, navicular, naviform, null, null and void,
     opening, opening up, orifice, otiose, outlet, overrefined,
     oversubtle, pale, pallid, passageway, pedestrian, pew,
     philosophistic, pit, plausible, plodding, pocket, pointless, poky,
     ponderous, pore, profitless, punch bowl, rattlebrained,
     rattleheaded, ravenous, retire, retiring, retreat, retreating,
     reverberant, sag, saucer-shaped, scaphoid, scatterbrained, scoop,
     scyphate, senseless, sepulchral, shaft, sham, shell, sink, sinkage,
     sinkhole, sinus, slot, slow, socket, solemn, sophistic,
     sophistical, space, specious, spiritless, split, spoonlike,
     spurious, stall, starved, sterile, stiff, stodgy, stoma, stuffy,
     sunk, sunken, superficial, tasteless, tedious, throwing open,
     toneless, tongue in cheek, trough, unavailing, uncandid, uncorking,
     unfilled, unfrank, unlively, unprofitable, unrelieved, unserious,
     unstopping, vacant, vacuity, vacuous, vain, valley, valueless,
     vapid, vault, void, vug, well, white, with nothing inside,
     without content, wooden, worthless, yawn, yawning abyss

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