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hole

1. an animal's hiding place or burrow
2. the cavity in various games into which the ball must be thrust
3. on a golf course
a. the cup on each of the greens
b. each of the divisions of a course (usually 18) represented by the distance between the tee and a green
c. the score made in striking the ball from the tee into the hole
4. Physics
a. a vacancy in a nearly full band of quantum states of electrons in a semiconductor or an insulator. Under the action of an electric field holes behave as carriers of positive charge
b. (as modifier): hole current
c. a vacancy in the nearly full continuum of quantum states of negative energy of fermions. A hole appears as the antiparticle of the fermion
5. in the hole Chiefly US
a. (of a card, the hole card, in stud poker) dealt face down in the first round

Hole

 

(in solid-state band theory), an unoccupied electron energy state—for example, in the valence zone of a semiconductor. Holes behave like particles (quasi-particles) with a positive charge equal in absolute value to the electron’s charge, and like conduction electrons, they are charge carriers in semiconductors (hole conductivity).

What does it mean when you dream about a hole?

A hole in the ground represents a pitfall if one dreams of falling into a hole or one’s life is represented by dark holes. It can also mean that the dreamer is “stuck” in a hole or that something is hidden. (See also Cave, Pit).

hole

[hōl]
(solid-state physics)
A vacant electron energy state near the top of an energy band in a solid; behaves as though it were a positively charged particle. Also known as electron hole.

hole

(electronics)
The absence of an electron in a semiconductor material. In the electron model, a hole can be thought of as an incomplete outer electron shell in a doping substance. Holes can also be thought of as positive charge carriers; while this is in a sense a fiction, it is a useful abstraction.

Hole

(dreams)
Holes, as all other dream symbols, can only be appropriately interpreted by considering the details and the emotional content of the dream. Holes in socks, clothing, furniture, etc., may represent feelings of faultiness or depravation. You may be bringing your attention to the fact that there is something missing or in need of repair in your life. At times holes can represent the female sex organs. Dark holes can symbolize the great “unknown” or the entrance to the unconscious. If there are many negative or frightening feelings associated with this dream, you may be becoming aware of some problematic or troublesome situation in your life.
References in classic literature ?
They kept him in their hole and fed him for the same reason that the prairie-dogs and the brown owls house the rattlesnakes-- because they did not know how to get rid of him.
After they were through, the carcass was again swung up; and while a man with a stick examined the skin, to make sure that it had not been cut, and another rolled it tip and tumbled it through one of the inevitable holes in the floor, the beef proceeded on its journey.
I hopped up, and went and looked out at a hole in the leaves, and I see a bunch of smoke laying on the water a long ways up -- about abreast the ferry.
The hole deepened and still deepened, but every time their hearts jumped to hear the pick strike upon something, they only suffered a new disap- pointment.
There, as it had an abrupt turn in it, they came all at once in sight of three men, whose heads were bent down close together at the side of a door, and who were intently looking into the room to which the door belonged, through some chinks or holes in the wall.
THAT wood was full of rabbit holes; and in the neatest sandiest hole of all, cousins--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter.
The bear and the wolf grew uneasy, and turned back and went into their holes.
And Archibald, striking a brilliant vein, did the next three holes in eleven, nine, and twelve; and, romping home, qualified for the final.
So Tip raised him to his feet, and the Pumpkinhead went to the horse and held its head while the boy bored two holes in it with his knife-blade and inserted the ears.
They now followed Diksey to the farther end of the great cave, beyond the Horner city, where there were several round, dark holes leading into the ground in a slanting direction.
The wheel then sank little by little, and with it the massive ring of masonry, on the upper bed of which the masons labored incessantly, always reserving some vent holes to permit the escape of gas during the operation of the casting.
He would perhaps have placed alder branches over the narrow holes in the ice, which were four or five rods apart and an equal distance from the shore, and having fastened the end of the line to a stick to prevent its being pulled through, have passed the slack line over a twig of the alder, a foot or more above the ice, and tied a dry oak leaf to it, which, being pulled down, would show when he had a bite.