Meaning of wormhole in English:



  • 1A hole made by a burrowing insect larva or worm in wood, fruit, books, or other materials.

    ‘I see the knot as the branch it used to be and the wormhole as the food source and home for the bug.’
  • 2Physics
    A hypothetical connection between widely separated regions of space–time.

    • ‘These wormholes connect not only two regions of space (hence the name) but also two regions of time as well.’
    • ‘When I was in high school, I gave a presentation on black holes, wormholes and time travel for my physics class.’
    • ‘Now a wormhole is a bit like a black hole only different.’
    • ‘As theoretical objects, wormholes were invented and named in the late 1950s by American physicist John Archibald Wheeler, an early pioneer in the quest for quantum gravity.’
    • ‘These rifts can only be described as wormholes.’