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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (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.

2. (a.) Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.

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

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

5. (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.

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

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

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. (interj.) Hollow.

10. (v. i.) To shout; to holler.

11. (v. t.) To urge or call by shouting.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

hol'-o (kaph, nabhabh): "Hollow" is the translation of kaph, "hollow" (Genesis 32:25, 32, "the hollow of his thigh," the hip-pan or socket, over the sciatic nerve); of nabhabh, "to be hollow" (Exodus 27:8; Exodus 38:7 Jeremiah 52:21); of sho`-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 makhtesh, "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 sheqa`aruroth, probably from qa`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 koilotes (The Wisdom of Solomon 17:19, "the hollow mountains," the Revised Version (British and American) "hollows of the mountains"); of koiloma (2 Maccabees 1:19, "hollow place of a pit," the Revised Version (British and American) "hollow of a well"); of antrodes (2 Maccabees 2:5, "a hollow cave," the Revised Version (British and American) "a chamber in the rock," margin (Greek) "a cavernous chamber").

W. L. Walker

2756. kenos -- empty
... empty. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: kenos Phonetic Spelling:
(ken-os') Short Definition: empty, vain, hollow Definition: (a) empty, (b) met: ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2756.htm - 7k

2836. koilia -- belly
... Word Origin from koilos (hollow) Definition belly NASB Word Usage appetite (1),
appetites (1), belly (1), innermost being (1), stomach (7), womb (11), wombs (1 ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2836.htm - 6k

2223. zone -- a belt
... in the . [2223 ("a belt") was often hollow to be used as a money-belt --
therefore also called a "purse" in the .]. Word Origin from ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2223.htm - 7k

4627. skaphe -- anything scooped out, spec. a light boat
... a light boat. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: skaphe Phonetic Spelling:
(skaf'-ay) Short Definition: a boat Definition: a boat; any hollow vessel ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4627.htm - 6k

2950. kumbalon -- a cymbal
... cymbal. From a derivative of the base of kuma; a "cymbal" (as hollow) -- cymbal.
see GREEK kuma. (kumbalon) -- 1 Occurrence. 2949, 2950. kumbalon. 2951 . ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2950.htm - 6k

4137. pleroo -- to make full, to complete
... From pleres; to make replete, ie (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow),
or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4137.htm - 10k

Strong's Hebrew
5014. nabab -- to hollow out
... 5013, 5014. nabab. 5015 . to hollow out. Transliteration: nabab Phonetic Spelling:
(naw-bab') Short Definition: hollow. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/5014.htm - 5k

3709. kaph -- hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot) ...
... 3708b, 3709. kaph. 3710 . hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot),
a pan. Transliteration: kaph Phonetic Spelling: (kaf) Short Definition: hands ...
/hebrew/3709.htm - 6k

8168. shoal -- hollow hand, handful
... 8167, 8168. shoal. 8169 . hollow hand, handful. Transliteration: shoal Phonetic
Spelling: (sho'-al) Short Definition: handfuls. ... handful, hollow of the hand. ...
/hebrew/8168.htm - 6k

8258. sheqaarurah -- depression, hollow
... sheqaarurah. 8259 . depression, hollow. Transliteration: sheqaarurah Phonetic
Spelling: (shek-ah-roo-raw') Short Definition: depressions. ... hollow strake. ...
/hebrew/8258.htm - 6k

4934. mishol -- a hollow passage
... a hollow passage. Transliteration: mishol Phonetic Spelling: (mish-ole') Short
Definition: path. ... From the same as sho'al; a hollow, ie A narrow passage -- path. ...
/hebrew/4934.htm - 6k

4699. metsullah -- a basin or hollow
... 4698, 4699. metsullah. 4700 . a basin or hollow. Transliteration: metsullah
Phonetic Spelling: (mets-ool-law') Short Definition: ravine. ...
/hebrew/4699.htm - 6k

2735. Chor Haggidgad -- "hollow of Gidgad," a place in the S. ...
... "hollow of Gidgad," a place in the S. desert. Transliteration: Chor Haggidgad Phonetic
Spelling: (khore hag-ghid-gawd') Short Definition: Hor-haggidgad. ...
/hebrew/2735.htm - 6k

2651. chophen -- the hollow of the hand
... 2650, 2651. chophen. 2652 . the hollow of the hand. Transliteration: chophen
Phonetic Spelling: (kho'-fen) Short Definition: fists. ...
/hebrew/2651.htm - 6k

1032. Beth Choron -- "place of a hollow," two adjoining cities in ...
... "place of a hollow," two adjoining cities in Palestine. Transliteration: Beth Choron
Phonetic Spelling: (bayth kho-rone') Short Definition: Beth-horon. ...
/hebrew/1032.htm - 6k

4388. maktesh -- mortar
... 4387, 4388. maktesh. 4389 . mortar. Transliteration: maktesh Phonetic Spelling:
(mak-taysh') Short Definition: hollow. ... hollow place, mortar. ...
/hebrew/4388.htm - 6k


Hollow Laughter, Solid Joy
... THE PROVERBS HOLLOW LAUGHTER, SOLID JOY. 'Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful;
and the end of that mirth is heaviness.'"Proverbs 14:13. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/hollow laughter solid joy.htm

My Dove in the Clefts of the Rock, in the Hollow of the Wall, Show ...
... 14. My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow of the wall, show me thy
countenance and let thy voice sound in mine ears; for sweet is thy voice, and thy ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/14 my dove in the.htm

I am Told, to Take Another Point, that one of his Followers ...
... Why should he knit his brow and draw in and wrinkle up his nostrils, and weigh out
his hollow words, and simulate among the common crowd a sanctity which his ...
/.../32 i am told to.htm

The Birth of Saint George.
... Boldly plunging into it, they reached a dense part of the wood, composed of withered,
hollow, and distorted trees, whence proceeded sounds the most unearthly ...
/.../kingston/the seven champions of christendom/chapter one the birth of.htm

Evening of the Third Day in Passion-Week-On the Mount of Olives ...
... This was placed in a hollow cup or deep saucer - the Beth Shiqqua [5524] - which
was fastened by a pointed end into a long wooden pole, on which it was borne ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter vii evening of the.htm

Narrow Escapes. Is Thrown from a Horse. Has Pneumonia. Nearly ...
... The box was straight on the bottom, and as the break was just in the hollow between
the calf and the heel, anybody that had any sense should have known that ...
/.../chapter x narrow escapes is.htm

Upon the Gathering Together of the Waters.
... It was bound, on account of its natural instability, to fall into the most hollow
part of the earth and not to stop until the levelling of its surface. ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/homily iv upon the gathering.htm

Moreover, it is Right that Thou Shouldest Fear God While Thou Art ...
... fall upon all things, even to the pitcher that standeth by the well, and the wheel
of the vessel which may chance to have been left in the hollow, when the ...
/.../a metaphrase of the book of ecclesiastes/chapter xii moreover it is.htm

How to Live the Christ-Life.
... Imagine a hollow brass figure in the exact image of a man. Suppose you fill this
hollow figure with a kind of life which we shall call self-life. ...
/.../orr/how to live a holy life/how to live the christ-life.htm

The Cross and the Winepress.
... At first men were satisfied with only eating the grapes; then they pressed them
with pestles in hollow stones, and finally in large wooden trenches. ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter lv the cross and.htm

Hollow (35 Occurrences)
... 1. (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...
/h/hollow.htm - 20k

Hollow-minded (1 Occurrence)
Hollow-minded. Hollowing, Hollow-minded. Hollows . Multi-Version
Concordance Hollow-minded (1 Occurrence). Job 11:12 ...
/h/hollow-minded.htm - 6k

Thigh (38 Occurrences)
... embroidered (Revelation 19:16). The "hollow of the thigh" (Genesis 32:25) is
the hip-socket or the groin. See also HIP. The thighs were ...
/t/thigh.htm - 22k

Socket (5 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) An opening into which anything is fitted; any hollow thing or place which
receives and holds something else; as, the sockets of the teeth. ...
/s/socket.htm - 9k

Vessel (118 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A hollow or concave utensil for holding anything; a hollow receptacle of
any kind, as a hogshead, a barrel, a firkin, a bottle, a kettle, a cup, a bowl ...
/v/vessel.htm - 40k

Sinew (2 Occurrences)
... "Therefore the children of Israel eat not the sinew of the hip which is upon the
hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's ...
/s/sinew.htm - 8k

Hip (8 Occurrences)
... Genesis 32:25 When he saw that he didn't prevail against him, he touched the hollow
of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled. ...
/h/hip.htm - 10k

Nest (22 Occurrences)
... use a large heap of coarse sticks and twigs on the cleft of a mountain (Job 39:27
Jeremiah 49:16 Obadiah 1:4); hawks prefer trees; vultures, hollow trees or ...
/n/nest.htm - 18k

Lehi (5 Occurrences)
... The words in 15:19, "a hollow place that was in the jaw" (AV), should be, as
in Revised Version, "the hollow place that is in Lehi.". Int. ...
/l/lehi.htm - 8k

Pipe (13 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like:
especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc. ...
/p/pipe.htm - 13k

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Hollow (35 Occurrences)

2 Corinthians 9:3
But I have sent the brothers that our boasting on your behalf may not be in vain in this respect, that, just as I said, you may be prepared,
(See NIV)

Colossians 2:8
Be careful that you don't let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ.
(See NIV)

Genesis 23:9
That he will give me the hollow in the rock named Machpelah, which is his property at the end of his field; let him give it to me for its full price as a resting-place for my dead among you.

Genesis 23:11
No, my lord, I will give you the field with the hollow in the rock; before all the children of my people will I give it to you for a resting-place for your dead.

Genesis 23:17
So Ephron's field at Machpelah near Mamre, with the hollow in the rock and all the trees in the field and round it,

Genesis 23:19
Then Abraham put Sarah his wife to rest in the hollow rock in the field of Machpelah near Mamre, that is, Hebron in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 23:20
And the field and the hollow rock were handed over to Abraham as his property by the children of Heth.

Genesis 25:9
And Isaac and Ishmael, his sons, put him to rest in the hollow rock of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, near Mamre;

Genesis 32:25
When he saw that he didn't prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled.

Genesis 32:32
Therefore the children of Israel don't eat the sinew of the hip, which is on the hollow of the thigh, to this day, because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.

Genesis 49:29
And he gave orders to them, saying, Put me to rest with my people and with my fathers, in the hollow of the rock in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

Genesis 50:13
For they took him into the land of Canaan and put him to rest in the hollow rock in the field of Machpelah, which Abraham got with the field, for a resting-place, from Ephron the Hittite at Mamre.

Exodus 27:8
You shall make it with hollow planks. They shall make it as it has been shown you on the mountain.

Exodus 38:7
He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it. He made it hollow with planks.

Leviticus 14:15
And take some of the oil and put it in the hollow of his left hand;

Leviticus 14:26
And the priest will put out some of the oil in the hollow of his left hand,

Leviticus 14:37
He shall examine the plague; and behold, if the plague is in the walls of the house with hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, and it appears to be deeper than the wall;

Numbers 22:24
And the Angel of Jehovah stood in a hollow of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.

Numbers 25:8
and goeth in after the man of Israel unto the hollow place, and pierceth them both, the man of Israel and the woman -- unto her belly, and the plague is restrained from the sons of Israel;

Judges 15:19
But God split the hollow place that is in Lehi, and water came out of it. When he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: therefore its name was called En Hakkore, which is in Lehi, to this day.

1 Samuel 24:3
And on the way he came to a place where sheep were kept, where there was a hollow in the rock; and Saul went in for a private purpose. Now David and his men were in the deepest part of the hollow.

1 Samuel 24:8
And after that David came out of the hollow rock, and crying after Saul said, My lord the king. And when Saul gave a look back, David went down on his face and gave him honour.

1 Samuel 24:10
Look! you have seen today how the Lord gave you up into my hands even now in the hollow of the rocks: and some would have had me put you to death, but I had pity on you: for I said, Never will my hand be lifted up against my lord, who has been marked with the holy oil.

1 Samuel 25:29
Though men may rise up to pursue you, and to seek your soul, yet the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with Yahweh your God. He will sling out the souls of your enemies, as from the hollow of a sling.

1 Kings 7:15
For he fashioned the two pillars of brass, eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits encircled either of them about.
(See RSV)

Job 37:2
Give ear to the rolling noise of his voice; to the hollow sound which goes out of his mouth.

Proverbs 23:27
For a loose woman is a deep hollow, and a strange woman is a narrow water-hole.

Proverbs 30:4
Who has gone up to heaven and come down? who has taken the winds in his hands, prisoning the waters in his robe? by whom have all the ends of the earth been fixed? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if you are able to say?
(See NIV)

Isaiah 8:19
And when they say to you, Make request for us to those who have control of spirits, and to those wise in secret arts, who make hollow bird-like sounds; is it not right for a people to make request to their gods, to make request for the living to the dead?

Isaiah 40:12
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and marked off the sky with his span, and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

Jeremiah 14:6
And the asses of the field on the open hilltops are opening their mouths wide like jackals to get air; their eyes are hollow because there is no grass.

Jeremiah 52:21
As for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and its thickness was four fingers: it was hollow.

Ezekiel 43:13
And these are the measures of the altar in cubits: (the cubit being a cubit and a hand's measure;) its hollow base is a cubit high and a cubit wide, and it has an overhanging edge as wide as a hand-stretch all round it:

Zephaniah 1:10
And in that day, says the Lord, there will be the sound of a cry from the fish doorway, and an outcry from the new town, and a great thundering from the hills, and cries of grief from the people of the Hollow;

Zephaniah 1:11
Howl, ye inhabitants of the hollow place, For cut off hath been all the merchant people, Cut off have been all bearing silver.



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Hollow-minded (1 Occurrence)

Thigh (38 Occurrences)

Socket (5 Occurrences)

Vessel (118 Occurrences)

Sinew (2 Occurrences)

Hip (8 Occurrences)

Nest (22 Occurrences)

Lehi (5 Occurrences)

Pipe (13 Occurrences)

Beth-horon (12 Occurrences)

Basin (37 Occurrences)

Bethhoron (12 Occurrences)

Collapse (9 Occurrences)


Cave (40 Occurrences)


Solid (13 Occurrences)

Touched (96 Occurrences)

Nazareth (29 Occurrences)

Leg (24 Occurrences)

Jacob's (34 Occurrences)

Resting-place (211 Occurrences)

Rock (176 Occurrences)

Jaw-bone (3 Occurrences)

Jawbone (3 Occurrences)

Joint (12 Occurrences)

Gum (3 Occurrences)

Grate (6 Occurrences)

Grating (6 Occurrences)

Wrestled (6 Occurrences)

Wrestling (8 Occurrences)

Wrenched (3 Occurrences)

Israelites (468 Occurrences)

Familiar (35 Occurrences)

Thigh-vein (1 Occurrence)

Tendon (1 Occurrence)

Deepest (11 Occurrences)

Disjointed (1 Occurrence)

Mediums (10 Occurrences)

Muscle (1 Occurrence)

Maktesh (1 Occurrence)

Planks (9 Occurrences)

Pit (110 Occurrences)

Prevail (50 Occurrences)

Prevailed (46 Occurrences)

Barrel (3 Occurrences)

Bellow (2 Occurrences)

Bell (3 Occurrences)

Boarded (3 Occurrences)

Bowl (44 Occurrences)

Attached (31 Occurrences)

Shell (1 Occurrence)

Strained (2 Occurrences)

Shrank (4 Occurrences)

Strakes (1 Occurrence)

Shrunk (2 Occurrences)

Scoop (2 Occurrences)

Fingers (22 Occurrences)

Gerizim (4 Occurrences)

Israel (27466 Occurrences)

Boards (50 Occurrences)

Private (32 Occurrences)

Olive (61 Occurrences)

Staves (50 Occurrences)

Tree (245 Occurrences)

Measured (91 Occurrences)

Sides (170 Occurrences)

Property (212 Occurrences)

Wood (226 Occurrences)

Handful (10 Occurrences)

Vomit (12 Occurrences)

Vat (7 Occurrences)

Vulture (16 Occurrences)

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Overhanging (6 Occurrences)


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