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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.
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I like the American's solid trigger too, as the holey kind often just gather dust as far as I'm concerned.
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The stalk has at least as much medicinal value as the leaves, so cut as far down the stem as you can-while still getting the fresh, green leaves rather than the holey, brown ones at the base of the plant.