adjective Date: 13th century having holes

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  • Holey — ist der Familienname von: Jan Udo Holey (* 1967), deutscher Autor Johannes Holey (* 1934), deutscher Autor, Vater von Jan Udo Holey Karl Holey (1879−1955), österreichischer Architekt und Denkmalpfleger Siehe auch: Hooley …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • holey — adj. having pores or holes. Syn: porous. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holey — [hōl′ē] adj. 〚ME〛 having a hole or holes * * * hol·ey (hōʹlē) adj. hol·i·er, hol·i·est Having holes or full of holes. * * * …   Universalium

  • holey — late 14c., from HOLE (Cf. hole) + Y (Cf. y) (2). The e retained so the eye may distinguish it from holy …   Etymology dictionary

  • holey — meaning ‘full of holes’, is spelt ey to distinguish it in writing and print from the adjective holy meaning ‘sacred’ …   Modern English usage

  • holey — [hōl′ē] adj. [ME] having a hole or holes …   English World dictionary

  • holey — adjective having, or being full of, holes Fred loved holey Dutch cheese …   Wiktionary

  • holey — hol|ey [ˈhəuli US ˈhou ] adj full of holes ▪ holey sweaters …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • holey — hole ► NOUN 1) a hollow space in a solid object or surface. 2) an opening or gap in or passing through something. 3) a cavity on a golf course into which the ball is directed. 4) informal a small, awkward, or unpleasant place or situation. ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

  • holey — Synonyms and related words: apertured, crible, dowdy, down at heel, down at the heels, fenestrated, frayed, frazzled, full of holes, honeycombed, in rags, in shreds, in tatters, like Swiss cheese, patchy, peppered, perforate, perforated, pierced …   Moby Thesaurus

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