fill


fill
fill [fil]
vt.
[ME fillen, fullen < OE fyllan < Gmc * fulljan, to make full < * fulla- (> Goth fulls, FULL1) + -jan, caus. suffix]
1.
a) to put as much as possible into; make full
b) to put a considerable quantity of something into [to fill the tub for a bath, to fill one's life with joy]
2.
a) to take up or occupy all or nearly all the capacity, area, or extent of [the crowd filled the room]
b) to spread or be diffused throughout
3.
a) to occupy (an office, position, etc.)
b) to put a person into (an office, position, etc.)
4. to fulfill (an engagement to perform, speak, etc.)
5.
a) to supply the things needed or called for in (an order, prescription, etc.)
b) to satisfy (a need, requirement, etc.)
6.
a) to close or plug (holes, cracks, etc.)
b) to insert a filling in (a tooth)
7. to satisfy the hunger or desire of; feed or satiate
8. to raise the level of (low land) by adding earth, gravel, etc.
9. Naut.
a) to cause (a sail) to swell out
b) to adjust (a sail) so that the wind strikes its after side
10. Poker to draw the card or cards needed to complete (a straight, flush, or full house)
vi.
to become full
n.
1. all that is needed to make full
2. all that is needed to satisfy [to eat or drink one's fill ]
3. anything that fills or is used to fill; esp., earth, gravel, etc. used for filling a hole or depression
4. a piece of land artificially raised to a required level, as a railroad embankment
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fill in
1. to fill with some substance
2. to make complete by inserting or supplying something
3. to insert or supply for completion
4. to be a substitute
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fill out
1. to make or become larger, rounder, shapelier, etc.
2. to make (a document, etc.) complete by inserting or supplying information
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☆ fill someone in on
Informal to provide someone with additional facts, details, etc. about
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fill up
to make or become completely full

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Fill — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill — ► VERB 1) make or become full. 2) block up (a hole, gap, etc.). 3) appoint a person to hold (a vacant post). 4) hold and perform the duties of (a position or role). 5) occupy (time). ► NOUN (one s fill) ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • Fill — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Josef Fill (Bürgermeister) (?), Bürgermeister von Zell am See …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fill — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill a cup or glass for drinking. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — Fill, n. [AS. fyllo. See {Fill}, v. t.] 1. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction. Ye shall eat your fill. Lev. xxv. 19. [1913 Webster] I ll bear thee hence, where I may weep my fill. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — may refer to:*Fill dirt, soil added to an area. *Fill (music), a short segment of instrumental music. *In textiles, the filling yarn is the same as weft, the yarn which is shuttled back and forth across the warp to create a woven fabric. *In… …   Wikipedia

  • FILL — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Peter Fill (* 1982), italienischer Skirennläufer Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fill|er — «FIHL uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that fills. 2. a thing put in to fill something. A pad of paper for a notebook is a filler. 3. a) a liquid or paste used to coat the pores or cracks of a surface, especially wood, before applying paint,… …   Useful english dictionary


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