Valley vs. Hollow

Valley vs. Hollow — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Valley and Hollow

Valleynoun

An elongated lowland between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands, often having a river or stream running along the bottom.

Hollowadjective

Having a cavity, gap, or space within

a hollow wall.

Valleynoun

An extensive area of land drained or irrigated by a river system.

Hollowadjective

Deeply indented or concave; sunken

"His bearded face already has a set, hollow look" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).

Valleynoun

A depression or hollow resembling or suggesting a valley, as the point at which the two slopes of a roof meet.

Hollowadjective

Without substance or character

a hollow person.

Valleynoun

An elongated depression between hills or mountains, often with a river flowing through it.

Hollowadjective

Devoid of truth or validity; specious

"Theirs is at best a hollow form of flattery" (Annalyn Swan).

Valleynoun

The area which drains into a river.

Hollowadjective

Having a reverberating, sepulchral sound

hollow footsteps.

Valleynoun

Any structure resembling one, e.g., the meeting point of two pitched roofs.

Hollownoun

A cavity, gap, or space

a hollow behind a wall.

Valleynoun

The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.

Hollownoun

An indented or concave surface or area.

Valleynoun

a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

Hollownoun

A void; an emptiness

a hollow in one's life.

Hollownoun

A small valley between hills or mountains.

Hollowverb

To make hollow

hollow out a pumpkin.

Hollowverb

To scoop or form by making concave

hollow out a nest in the sand.

Hollowverb

To become hollow or empty.

Hollownoun

A small valley between mountains.

He built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Rockies.

Hollownoun

A sunken area or unfilled space in something solid; a cavity, natural or artificial.

the hollow of the hand or of a tree

Hollownoun

(US) A sunken area.

Hollownoun

(figuratively) A feeling of emptiness.

a hollow in the pit of one's stomach

Hollowverb

(transitive) to make a hole in something; to excavate

Hollowverb

To urge or call by shouting; to hollo.

Hollowadjective

(of something solid) Having an empty space or cavity inside.

a hollow tree; a hollow sphere

Hollowadjective

(of a sound) Distant, eerie; echoing, reverberating, as if in a hollow space; dull, muffled; often low-pitched.

He let out a hollow moan.

Hollowadjective

(figuratively) Without substance; having no real or significant worth; meaningless.

a hollow victory

Hollowadjective

(figuratively) Insincere, devoid of validity; specious.

a hollow promise

Hollowadjective

concave; gaunt; sunken.

Hollowadjective

(gymnastics) pertaining to hollow body position

Hollowadverb

(colloquial) Completely, as part of the phrase beat hollow or beat all hollow.

Hollowinterjection

alternative form of hollo

Hollownoun

a cavity or space in something;

hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks

Hollownoun

a small valley between mountains;

he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

Hollownoun

a depression hollowed out of solid matter

Hollowverb

remove the inner part or the core of;

the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite

Hollowverb

remove the interior of;

hollow out a tree trunk

Hollowadjective

not solid; having a space or gap or cavity;

a hollow walla hollow treehollow cheekshis face became gaunter and more hollow with each year

Hollowadjective

deliberately deceptive;

hollow (or false) promisesfalse pretenses

Hollowadjective

as if echoing in a hollow space;

the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom

Hollowadjective

devoid of significance or point;

empty promisesa hollow victoryvacuous comments