from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Abundantly supplied; abounding.
  • adjective Filled to satiation; gorged.
  • adjective Usage Problem Complete.
  • noun A specialized worker in a honey ant colony that stores food in its distensible abdomen for later use by other members of the colony.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To fill to repletion or satiety; fill full.
  • Filled up; completely filled; full; abounding.
  • noun One who or that which is replete or full; specifically, a worker-ant which stores such large quantities of honey-dew or other liquid food in its crop that its gaster is greatly distended and assumes a spherical or subspherical form; also plerergate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To fill completely, or to satiety.
  • adjective Filled again; completely filled; full; charged; abounding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Abounding.
  • adjective Gorged, filled to near the point of bursting, especially with food or drink.
  • noun A honeypot ant.
  • verb To restore something that has been depleted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective filled to satisfaction with food or drink
  • verb fill to satisfaction
  • adjective (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin replētus, past participle of replēre, to refill : re-, re- + plēre, to fill; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]


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