Hole vs. Orifice

Hole vs. Orifice — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hole and Orifice

Holenoun

A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit

dug a hole in the ground with a shovel.

Orificenoun

An opening, especially to a cavity or passage of the body; a mouth or vent.

Holenoun

An opening or perforation

a hole in the clouds.had a hole in the elbow of my sweater.

Orificenoun

A mouth or aperture, such as of a tube, pipe, etc.; an opening.

the orifice of an artery or vein;the orifice of a wound;the vagina and other orifices

Holenoun

(Sports) An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.

Orificenoun

an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity;

the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart

Holenoun

A fault or flaw

There are holes in your argument.

Holenoun

A deep place in a body of water.

Holenoun

An animal's hollowed-out habitation, such as a burrow.

Holenoun

An ugly, squalid, or depressing dwelling.

Holenoun

A deep or isolated place of confinement; a dungeon.

Holenoun

An awkward situation; a predicament.

Holenoun

The small pit lined with a cup into which a golf ball must be hit.

Holenoun

One of the divisions of a golf course, from tee to cup.

Holenoun

(Physics) A vacant position in an atom left by the absence of a valence electron, especially a position in a semiconductor that acts as a carrier of positive electric charge. Also called electron hole.

Holeverb

To put a hole in.

Holeverb

To put or propel into a hole.

Holeverb

To make a hole in something.

Holenoun

A 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.

There’s a hole in my shoe.Her stocking has a hole in it.

Holenoun

An opening in a solid.

There’s a hole in my bucket.

Holenoun

(heading) In games.

Holenoun

(golf) A subsurface standard-size hole, also called cup, hitting the ball into which is the object of play. Each hole, of which there are usually eighteen as the standard on a full course, is located on a prepared surface, called the green, of a particular type grass.

Holenoun

(golf) The part of a game in which a player attempts to hit the ball into one of the holes.

I played 18 holes yesterday.The second hole today cost me three strokes over par.

Holenoun

(baseball) The rear portion of the defensive team between the shortstop and the third baseman.

The shortstop ranged deep into the hole to make the stop.

Holenoun

(chess) A square on the board, with some positional significance, that a player does not, and cannot in future, control with a friendly pawn.

Holenoun

(stud poker) A card (also called a hole card) dealt face down thus unknown to all but its holder; the status in which such a card is.

Holenoun

In the game of fives, part of the floor of the court between the step and the pepperbox.

Holenoun

An excavation pit or trench.

Holenoun

(figuratively) A weakness, a flaw

I have found a hole in your argument.

Holenoun

(informal) A container or receptacle.

car hole;brain hole

Holenoun

(physics) In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.

Holenoun

(computing) A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.

Holenoun

(slang anatomy) An orifice, in particular the anus. When used with shut it always refers to the mouth.

Just shut your hole!

Holenoun

Sex, or a sex partner.

Are you going out to get your hole tonight?

Holenoun

Solitary confinement, a high-security prison cell often used as punishment.

Holenoun

(slang) An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel.

His apartment is a hole!

Holenoun

(figurative) Difficulty, in particular, debt.

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Holenoun

(graph theory) A chordless cycle in a graph.

Holeverb

(transitive) To make holes in (an object or surface).

Shrapnel holed the ship's hull.

Holeverb

To destroy.

She completely holed the argument.

Holeverb

(intransitive) To go into a hole.

Holeverb

(transitive) To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball or golf ball.

Woods holed a standard three foot putt

Holeverb

(transitive) To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in.

to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars

Holenoun

an opening into or through something

Holenoun

an opening deliberately made in or through something

Holenoun

one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course;

he played 18 holes

Holenoun

an unoccupied space

Holenoun

a depression hollowed out of solid matter

Holenoun

a fault;

he shot holes in my argument

Holenoun

informal terms for a difficult situation;

he got into a terrible fixhe made a muddle of his marriage

Holenoun

informal terms for the mouth

Holeverb

hit the ball into the hole

Holeverb

make holes in