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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 ?
It flew from the tee, straight, hard, and low, struck the ground near the green, bounded on and finally rocked to within a foot of the hole.
That it should have taken him three strokes to hole out from this promising position was unfortunate, but not fatal, for Gossett, who seemed suddenly to have fallen off his game, only reached the green in seven.
He might rise up with a rush and claw his way out of the hole to meet whatever threatened on the even footing above ground.
After a while the stranger sat down on the edge of the hole so that he could see into it, and rested the revolver on his knee.
But there was a strong smell of rats; and John Joiner spent the rest of the morning sniffing and whining, and wagging his tail, and going round and round with his head in the hole like a gimlet.
when I see them lying on the ice, or in the well which the fisherman cuts in the ice, making a little hole to admit the water, I am always surprised by their rare beauty, as if they were fabulous fishes, they are so foreign to the streets, even to the woods, foreign as Arabia to our Concord life.
He laid into his work like a nigger, and the way he hove acorns into that hole for about two hours and a half was one of the most exciting and astonishing spectacles I ever struck.
A while passed, then a trembling hand thrust a little gourd of water through the hole.
But soon she saw one of his ears sticking up through the hole, for the strong pressure of the air was keeping him up so that he could not fall.
The Worm's hole was still evident, a round fissure seemingly leading down into the very bowels of the earth.
This house was completely hidden from any chance eye that might peer down from the edge of the hole.
Take them in through the hole," I says, "when we get it done.