Hollow square
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. [1913 Webster]

Hollow with boards shalt thou make it. --Ex. xxvii. 8. [1913 Webster]

2. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken. [1913 Webster]

With hollow eye and wrinkled brow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{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 staircase.

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hollow square — Square Square (skw[^a]r), n. [OF. esquarre, esquierre, F. [ e]querre a carpenter s square (cf. It. squadra), fr. (assumed) LL. exquadrare to make square; L. ex + quadrus a square, fr. quattuor four. See {Four}, and cf. {Quadrant}, {Squad},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hollow square — noun : a formation of troops in former military tactics in the shape of a square with the sides each usually consisting of several ranks of soldiers and the middle holding the officers and the colors …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollow newel — 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollow quoin — 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollow root — 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollow ware — 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Square — (skw[^a]r), n. [OF. esquarre, esquierre, F. [ e]querre a carpenter s square (cf. It. squadra), fr. (assumed) LL. exquadrare to make square; L. ex + quadrus a square, fr. quattuor four. See {Four}, and cf. {Quadrant}, {Squad}, {Squire} a square.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hollow — adj., n., v., & adv. adj. 1 a having a hole or cavity inside; not solid throughout. b having a depression; sunken (hollow cheeks). 2 (of a sound) echoing, as though made in or on a hollow container. 3 empty; hungry. 4 without significance;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hollow on the Square Hotel & Suites — (Кейптаун,Южно Африканская Республика) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель …   Каталог отелей

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