5. hungry, starved, half-starved, famished, half-famished, ravenous, perishing from hunger. -n. 6. hole, pigeonhole, cubby, cubbyhole, nook, cranny, niche, recess; cavity, concavity, concave, indentation, dent, dimple; dip, depression, hollow, sink, pothole, crater; pit, well, basin, bowl, valley, dale, dell, bottom, glen, gorge, ravine. -v. 7. scoop out, gouge out, dig out, excavate; furrow, groove, channel, dredge; dish, indent, dent, depress, dint. holocaust, n. 1. fire, firestorm, incendiarism, malicious burning; destruction, denjplition, cataclysm, catastrophe, upheaval, havoc; ravage, devastation, ruin, Armageddon; extinction, extermination, elimination, eradication, annihilation; massacre, mass murder, pogrom; butchery, carnage, Saturnalia of blood.
2. burnt offering, sacrifice, immolation, incense, votive offering, sacramental offering; slaughter, hecatomb, human sacrifice, self-immolation, suttee, sut-teeism. holy, adj. 1. blessed, blest, sanctified, hallowed, consecrated; sacred, religious, sainted, venerable, angelic, seraphic; divine, godlike, deiform, deified; heavenly, heaven-born, celestial, ethereal, supernal; beatific, blissful, rapturous, ecstatic; supreme, exalted.
2. godly, pious, pietistic, reverent, God-fearing, devout, devotional, faithful, believing; righteous, moral, upright, right-minded, just, good, virtuous; spiritual, unworldly, saintly, saintlike, innocent, childlike, lamblike, dovelike; perfect, pure, chaste, clean, immaculate, sinless; spotless, unspotted, unstained, undefiled, untainted, uncorrupted.
3. awesome, awe-inspiring, frightening, fearful, dreadful. Holy Ghost, n. Holy Spirit, Spirit of God, the Dove, the Comforter, Paraclete, The Spirit of Truth.
Holy Writ, n. See Scripture. homage, n. 1. respect, high regard, deference, honor, esteem, estimation, admiration, awe; worship, adoration, glorification, apotheosis; veneration, adulation, reverence.
2. obeisance, courtesy, greeting, salute, salutation, presenting arms, recognition; bowing, curtsying, salaaming, kowtowing, tugging the forelock; genuflection, kneeling, bending the knee, prostration.
3. tribute, vassalage, servitude, submission, abasement, bondage, subservience, servility, bondedness.
4. faithfulness, fidelity, constancy, loyalty; allegiance, devotion, duty, adherence. home, n. 1. abode, domicile, domicil, dwelling, dwelling place, dwelling home, residence, residency, habitation, inhabitancy, Scot. and North Eng. bigging, Scot. howff; lodging, lodgings, lodging place, lodgement or lodgment, nest, roost, perch; quarters, living quarters, rooms, accommodations, housing, roof over one's head, Inf. pad, Inf. crash pad, Chiefly Brit. Inf. diggings, Brit. Inf. digs; apartment, flat, tenement, walk-up, cold-water flat, Brit, chambers, Chiefly Brit. maisonette; penthouse, townhouse, condominium, Sl. condo; mobile home, motor home, camper, trailer; address, location, situation, whereabouts, place.
2. mansion, palace, palatial or stately dwelling or residence, Fr. hbtel, It. palazzo, villa, ch&teau, castle, Chiefly Brit, hall, Brit, court, Archit. folly, Sl. spread; manor, manor house, manor seat, estate, country estate, country home, country seat, country house, house and grounds, house and lot, Brit. Dial, toft, demesne, Law. messuage; farm, farmstead, farmplace, Archaic, farmhold, Brit, farmery, grange, Brit, croft, Brit, homecroft, Scot. and North Eng. steading; ranch, rancho, rancheria, hacienda; plantation.