a) a hole burrowed by a worm

To fill with worme-holes stately monuments.

b) A hypothetical shortcut between two points in spacetime, permitting faster-than-light travel and sometimes time travel.

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  • wormhole — 1590s, hole made by a burrowing insect (in fruit, etc.), from WORM (Cf. worm) + HOLE (Cf. hole). Astrophysics sense is attested from 1957 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • wormhole — UK [ˈwɜː(r)mˌhəʊl] / US [ˈwɜrmˌhoʊl] noun [countable] Word forms wormhole : singular wormhole plural wormholes a hole made by a worm …   English dictionary

  • Wormhole —    Standard Black Holes do not rotate or have an electrical charge. If you get a Black Hole that rotates and/or has an electrical charge, then you have something special. You could fall into this type of Black Hole and not hit the Singularity.… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • wormhole — noun Date: 1593 1. a hole or passage burrowed by a worm 2. a hypothetical structure of space time envisioned as a long thin tunnel connecting points that are separated in space and time …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wormhole — /werrm hohl /, n. 1. a hole made by a burrowing or gnawing worm, as in timber, nuts, etc. 2. a theoretical passageway in space between a black hole and a white hole. [1585 95; WORM + HOLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • wormhole — worm|hole [ˈwə:mhəul US ˈwə:rmhoul] n 1.) a hole, which may exist, that connects one part of the universe with another part far away 2.) a hole in a piece of wood etc made by a type of ↑worm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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