fill: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fil), [key]
- to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water.
- to occupy to the full capacity: Water filled the basin. The crowd filled the hall.
- to supply to an extreme degree or plentifully: to fill a house with furniture; to fill the heart with joy.
- to satisfy fully the hunger of; satiate: The roast beef filled the diners.
- to put into a receptacle: to fill sand into a pail.
- to be plentiful throughout: Fish filled the rivers.
- to extend throughout; pervade completely: The odor filled the room.
- to furnish with an occupant: The landlord filled the vacancy yesterday.
- to provide (an office or opening) with an incumbent: The company is eager to fill the controllership.
- to occupy and perform the duties of (a vacancy, position, post, etc.).
- to supply the requirements or contents of (an order), as for goods; execute.
- to supply (a blank space) with written matter, decorative work, etc.
- to meet satisfactorily, as requirements: This book fills a great need.
- to make up, compound, or otherwise provide the contents of (a medical prescription).
- to stop up or close (a cavity, hole, etc.): to fill a tooth.
- to insert a filling into: to fill cupcakes with custard.
- to distend (a sail) by pressure of the wind so as to impart headway to a vessel.
- to brace (a yard) so that the sail will catch the wind on its after side.
- to adulterate: to fill soaps with water.
- to build up the level of (an area) with earth, stones, etc.
- to become full: The hall filled rapidly. Our eyes filled with tears.
- to increase in atmospheric pressure: a filling cyclone.
- to become distended, as sails with the wind.
- (of a sailing vessel) to proceed on a tack after being hove to or halted facing the wind; fill away.
- to fall off the wind and proceed on a board.
- to brace the yards, so that sails that have been aback will stand full.
- Fill in the facts of your business experience.
- to supply missing or desired information:Fill in the facts of your business experience.
- to complete by adding detail, as a design or drawing:to fill in a sketch with shadow.
- to substitute for:to fill in for a colleague who is ill.
- to fill with some material:to fill in a crack with putty.
- Informal.to supply (someone) with information:Please fill me in on the morning news.
- The children have begun to fill out since I saw them last.
- to complete (a document, list, etc.) by supplying missing or desired information.
- to become larger, fuller, or rounder, as the figure:The children have begun to fill out since I saw them last.
- See (def. 12).
- to fill up a glass; to fill up a fuel tank.
- to fill completely:to fill up a glass; to fill up a fuel tank.
- to become completely filled:The riverbed filled up as a result of the steady rains.
- a full supply; enough to satisfy want or desire: to eat one's fill.
- an amount of something sufficient for filling; charge.
- a quantity of earth, stones, etc., for building up the level of an area of ground:Cf. backfill. These houses were built on fill.
- the feed and water in the digestive tract of a livestock animal, esp. that consumed before marketing.
- fill (Thesaurus)
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