American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To put into (a container, for example) as much as can be held: fill a glass with milk.
- v. To supply or provide to the fullest extent: filled the mall with new stores.
- v. To build up the level of (low-lying land) with material such as earth or gravel.
- v. To stop or plug up (an opening, for example).
- v. To repair a cavity of (a tooth).
- v. To add a foreign substance to (cloth or wood, for example).
- v. To satiate, as with food and drink.
- v. To satisfy or meet; fulfill: fill the requirements. See Synonyms at satisfy.
- v. To complete (something) by insertion or addition: fill in the blanks.
- v. To supply with material, such as writing, an inscription, or an illustration: filled the blank spaces on the page with notes.
- v. To supply as required: fill a prescription; fill an order.
- v. To place a person in: fill a job vacancy.
- v. To possess and discharge the duties of; hold: fill a post.
- v. To occupy the whole of; pervade: Music filled the room.
- v. To spread throughout: Fear filled the city.
- v. To engage or occupy completely; make full: filled the child's mind with strange ideas; a story that filled our hearts with joy.
- v. To cover the surface of (an inexpensive metal) with a layer of precious metal, such as gold.
- v. Nautical To cause (a sail) to swell.
- v. Nautical To adjust (a yard) so that wind will cause a sail to swell.
- v. To become full.
- n. An amount needed to make full, complete, or satisfied: eat one's fill.
- n. Material for filling a container, cavity, or passage.
- n. A built-up piece of land; an embankment.
- n. The material, such as earth or gravel, used for this.
- fill in Informal To provide with information that is essential or newly acquired: I wasn't there—would you fill me in?
- fill in To act as a substitute; stand in: an understudy who filled in at the last minute.
- fill out To complete (a form, for example) by providing required information: carefully filled out the job application.
- fill out To become or make more fleshy: He filled out after age 35.
- idiom. fill (someone's) shoes To assume someone's position or duties.
- idiom. fill the bill Informal To serve a particular purpose.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make full; put or pour something into till no more can be contained; cause to be occupied so that no space, or no available space, is left vacant: as, to fill a basket with fruit; to fill a bottle or a vessel; to fill a church; to fill a cavity in the ground or in a tooth.
- To occupy the whole capacity or extent of; occupy so as to leave no space, or no appropriate space, vacant; permeate; pervade: as, the water fills the vessel; the company filled the house; air fills the space all around us.
- To satisfy or content with fullness; glut; satiate.
- Nautical: To distend, as a sail, to its full extent by pressure, as of the wind.
- To brace, as the yards, so that the wind will bear upon the sails and distend them.
- To supply with an incumbent: as, to fill an office or a vacancy.
- To possess and perform the duties of; officiate in as an incumbent; hold or occupy: as, he fills his office acceptably; to fill the speaker's chair.
- To pour into something.
- To stop up the cracks, crevices, or pores of, or hollows in; cover with a substance, as varnish, paste, or sizing, which will smooth or even the surface of, as leather, wood, canvas, or the like; specifically, to apply a varnish or paste to (wood), in order to fill the grain. See filler, 3.
- In trade, to make up the bulk, or produce a desired appearance of, by using sham or inferior materials; adulterate; doctor; water.
- To insert so as to complete a list, an account, etc.: as, he filled in the omitted items.
- To pour out.
- To make complete or finished.
- To pour a liquid into a cup or glass until it is full; hence, to give or take to drink.
- To grow or become full: as, corn fills well in a warm season; a mill-pond fills during the night.
- n. A full supply; enough to satisfy want or desire; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
- n. An amount of something sufficient for filling; a charge.
- n. A shaft; a thill.
- An obsolete variant of fell.
- An obsolete preterit of fall.
- n. A dialectal variant of field.
- n. Thyme.
- In poker, to draw cards which improve the hand: usually restricted to filling four-card flushes or straights.
- To execute: as. to fill an order for goods.
- To make up: as, to fill a prescription.
- n. In engineering: An embankment of earth or rock made as a road-bed: the opposite of cut.
- n. The vertical height of the top of an embankment above the natural surface at any point.
- n. Deposition alternating with or in contrast to scouring out. The contrasting terms are scour and fill, cut and fill.
- v. transitive To occupy fully, to take up all of.
- v. transitive To add contents to (a container, cavity, or the like) so that it is full.
- v. To enter (something), making it full.
- v. intransitive To become full of contents.
- v. intransitive To become pervaded with something.
- v. transitive To satisfy or obey (an order, request, or requirement).
- v. transitive To install someone, or be installed, in (a position or office), eliminating a vacancy.
- v. transitive To treat (a tooth) by adding a dental filling to it.
- n. after a possessive A sufficient or more than sufficient amount.
- n. An amount that fills a container.
- n. The filling of a container.
- n. Inexpensive material used to occupy empty spaces, especially in construction.
- n. archaeology Soil and/or human-created debris discovered within a cavity and exposed by excavation; fill soil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.
- v. To make full; to supply with as much as can be held or contained; to put or pour into, till no more can be received; to occupy the whole capacity of.
- v. To furnish an abudant supply to; to furnish with as mush as is desired or desirable; to occupy the whole of; to swarm in or overrun.
- v. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
- v. To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as an incumbent; to occupy; to hold
- v. To supply with an incumbent.
- v. To press and dilate, as a sail.
- v. To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails.
- v. (Civil Engineering) To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel.
- v. To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated
- v. To fill a cup or glass for drinking.
- n. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
- n. That which fills; filling; filler; specif., an embankment, as in railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the place which is to be filled.
- v. fill to satisfaction
- n. any material that fills a space or container
- v. eat until one is sated
- v. occupy the whole of
- v. appoint someone to (a position or a job)
- v. assume, as of positions or roles
- v. fill or meet a want or need
- v. become full
- n. a quantity sufficient to satisfy
- v. make full, also in a metaphorical sense
- v. plug with a substance
- Old English fyllu, from Proto-Germanic *fullīn. Cognate with German Fülle. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English fillen, from Old English fyllan; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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