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fill

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verb \ˈfil\

Definition of fill

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to put into as much as can be held or conveniently contained fill a cup with waterb :  to supply with a full complement the class is filledc (1) :  to cause to swell or billow wind filled the sails (2) :  to trim (a sail) to catch the windd :  to raise the level of with fill filled lande :  to repair the cavities of (teeth)f :  to stop up :  obstruct wreckage filled the channelg :  to stop up the interstices, crevices, or pores of (a material, such as cloth, wood, or leather) with a foreign substance

  3. 2a :  feed, satiate fill livestockb :  satisfy, fulfill fills all requirementsc :  make out, complete —used with out or in fill out a form fill in the blanksd :  to draw the playing cards necessary to complete fill a straight or flush in poker

  4. 3a :  to occupy the whole of smoke filled the roomb :  to spread through music filled the airc :  to make full a mind filled with fantasies

  5. 4a :  to possess and perform the duties of :  hold fill an officeb :  to place a person in fill a vacancy

  6. 5 :  to supply as directed fill a prescription

  7. 6 :  to cover the surface of with a layer of precious metal a gold-filled bracelet

  8. intransitive verb
  9. :  to become full the rivers filled

fill one's shoes

  1. :  to take over one's job, position, or responsibilities No one will be able to fill his shoes after he retires.

Examples of fill in a Sentence

  1. May I fill your glass for you?

  2. She filled her house with antiques.

  3. His massive body filled the doorway.

  4. He has enough books to fill a library.

  5. Two hundred people filled the room.

  6. fill a sheet of paper with writing

  7. a vase filled with flowers

  8. stadiums filled with cheering fans

  9. The rivers have filled and are close to flooding.

  10. The stadium filled more than an hour before the game.

Origin and Etymology of fill

Middle English, from Old English fyllan; akin to Old English full full


First Known Use: before 12th century


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fill

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Definition of fill

  1. 1 :  a full supply; especially :  a quantity that satisfies or satiates eat your fill

  2. 2 :  something that fills: such asa :  material used to fill a receptacle, cavity, passage, or low placeb :  a bit of instrumental music that fills the pauses between phrases (as of a vocalist or soloist)c :  artificial light used in photography to reduce or eliminate shadows —often used attributively fill flash

Examples of fill in a Sentence

  1. They delivered a truckload of fill for the trench.

  2. we ripped the tag off years ago, so we have no idea what the fill in that pillow is

Origin and Etymology of fill

see 1fill


First Known Use: before 12th century

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FILL Defined for English Language Learners

fill

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verb

Definition of fill for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) full

  • : to become full

  • : to spread all through (an area, the air, etc.)

fill

noun

Definition of fill for English Language Learners

  • : a full amount : all that someone wants or needs

  • : material that is used to fill something


FILL Defined for Kids

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fill

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verb \ˈfil\

Definition of fill for Students

filled

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filling

  1. 1 :  to make or become full Please fill the tank. The pail filled slowly.

  2. 2 :  to use up all the space or time in Meetings filled his schedule. Cars filled the street.

  3. 3 :  to spread through Laughter filled the room.

  4. 4 :  to stop up :  plug The dentist filled a tooth.

  5. 5 :  to do the duties of Who fills the office of class president?

  6. 6 :  to hire a person for We have filled the position.

  7. 7 :  to supply according to directions I need to fill a prescription.

  8. 8 :  to succeed in meeting or satisfying You fill all requirements.

fill in

  1. 1 :  to insert information Fill in the blanks.

  2. 2 :  to provide information Fill me in on what's happening.

  3. 3 :  to take another's place Can you fill in while I'm away?

fill out

  1. 1 :  to increase in size and fullness The smaller plants are filling out.

  2. 2 :  to complete by providing information Please fill out a form.


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fill

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noun

Definition of fill for Students

  1. 1 :  all that is wanted I ate my fill.

  2. 2 :  material for filling something


Medical Dictionary

fill

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transitive verb \ˈfil\

Medical Definition of fill

  1. 1:  to repair the cavities of (teeth)

  2. 2:  to supply as directed fill a prescription



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