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Meaning of FILL

Pronunciation:  fil

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quantity sufficient to satisfy; "he ate his fill of potatoes"; "she had heard her fill of gossip"
  2. [n]  any material that fills a space or container; "there was not enough fill for the trench"
  3. [v]  plug with a substance; "fill a cavity"
  4. [v]  become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly"
  5. [v]  make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
  6. [v]  fill or meet a want or need
  7. [v]  fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"
  8. [v]  eat until one is sated; "He filled up on turkey"
  9. [v]  fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
  10. [v]  appoint someone to (a position or a job)
  11. [v]  assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"
  12. [v]  occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"

FILL is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: close, cram, fill up, fill up, fill up, filling, fulfil, fulfill, jam, make full, meet, occupy, replete, sate, satiate, satisfy, stuff, take
 Antonyms: discharge, empty
 See Also: allay, alter, alter, answer, appease, assuage, be, binge, bolster, brim, bushel, cater, cement, change, change, change state, charge, clog, cloy, clutter, clutter up, coapt, complete, conglutinate, consume, crowd, deluge, do work, doctor, electrify, employ, engage, englut, engorge, enough, fat, fatten, fatten out, fatten up, feed on, feed upon, fill, fill again, fill in, fill out, fix, flesh out, flood, furbish up, glut, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, have, heap, hire, impregnate, infuse, ingest, ingurgitate, ink, instill, inundate, lade, laden, line, load, load up, lube, lubricate, material, mend, overeat, overfill, overgorge, overindulge, overload, pack, pad, pall, people, pig out, plug, plump, plump out, ply, populate, prime, provide, quell, quench, rack up, refill, repair, replenish, restore, saturate, scarf out, seal, secure, shade, slake, stay, stop up, stuff, stuff, sufficiency, supply, surcharge, swamp, take, take in, take up, tincture, touch on, turn, water, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fill\, n. [See {Thill}.]
    One of the thills or shafts of a carriage. --Mortimer.
    {Fill horse}, a thill horse. --Shak.
  2. \Fill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Filling}.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full;
    akin to D. vullen, G. f["u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan.
    fylde, Goth. fulljan. See {Full}, a.]
    1. 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.
             The rain also filleth the pools.      --Ps. lxxxiv.
             Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with
             water. Anf they filled them up to the brim. --John
                                                   ii. 7.
    2. 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.
             And God blessed them, saying. Be fruitful, and
             multiply, and fill the waters in the seas. --Gen. i.
             The Syrians filled the country.       --1 Kings xx.
    3. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
             Whence should we have so much bread in the
             wilderness, as to fillso great a multitude? --Matt.
                                                   xv. 33.
             Things that are sweet and fat are more filling.
    4. To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as
       an incumbent; to occupy; to hold; as, a king fills a
       throne; the president fills the office of chief
       magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair.
    5. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a
       vacancy. --A. Hamilton.
    6. (Naut.)
       (a) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled
           the sails.
       (b) To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the
           after side of the sails.
    7. (Civil Engineering) To make an embankment in, or raise the
       level of (a low place), with earth or gravel.
    {To fill in}, to insert; as, he filled in the figures.
    {To fill out}, to extend or enlarge to the desired limit; to
       make complete; as, to fill out a bill.
    {To fill up}, to make quite full; to fill to the brim or
       entirely; to occupy completely; to complete. ``The bliss
       that fills up all the mind.'' --Pope. ``And fill up that
       which is behind of the afflictions of Christ.'' --Col. i.
  3. \Fill\, v. i.
    1. To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to
       have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills
       well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind.
    2. To fill a cup or glass for drinking.
             Give me some wine; fill full.         --Shak.
    {To back and fill}. See under {Back}, v. i.
    {To fill up}, to grow or become quite full; as, the channel
       of the river fills up with sand.
  4. \Fill\, n. [AS. fyllo. See {Fill}, v. t.]
    A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives
    complete satisfaction. ``Ye shall eat your fill.'' --Lev.
    xxv. 19.
          I'll bear thee hence, where I may weep my fill. --Shak.
  5. \Fill\, n.
    That which fills; filling; specif., an embankment, as in
    railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the
    place which is to be filled.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Local deposition of material eroded or excavated elsewhere, including aggradation of naturally eroded material in streams (compare scour).
  2. Deliberate placing of material in and along streams and dumping of material to create roadbeds.
  3. The material so deposited.
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