hole

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A weakness, a flaw

Etymology:

  • From Middle English hole, hol, from Old English hol, from Proto-Germanic *hulą noun derivative of Proto-Germanic *hulaz. Cognate with Dutch hol, Walloon hol, Swedish hål, Norwegian Bokmål hull,Norwegian Nynorsk and Faroese hol. Compare also German Höhle.
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I have found a hole in your argument.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'hole':

holeA hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure.
holeIn games.
holeAn excavation pit or trench.
holeA container or receptacle.
holeIn semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.
holeA security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.
holeAn orifice, in particular the anus. When used with shut it always refers to the mouth.
holeSex, or a sex partner.
holeSolitary confinement, a high-security prison cell often used as punishment.
holeAn undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel.
holeDifficulty, in particular, debt.
holeA chordless cycle in a graph.
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