Definitions of fill

  1. eat until one is sated; " He filled up on turkey"
  2. occupy the whole of; " The liquid fills the container"
  3. any material that fills a space or container; " there was not enough fill for the trench"
  4. plug with a substance; " fill a cavity"
  5. become full; " The pool slowly filled with water"; " The theater filled up slowly"
  6. make full, also in a metaphorical sense; " fill a container"; " fill the child with pride"
  7. fill or meet a want or need
  8. fill or stop up; " Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
  9. assume, as of positions or roles; " She took the job as director of development"
  10. appoint someone to ( a position or a job)
  11. One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
  15. 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.
  16. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy.
  17. To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails.
  18. To trim ( a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails.
  19. To make an embankment in, or raise the level of ( a low place), with earth or gravel.
  20. 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.
  21. To fill a cup or glass for drinking.
  22. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
  23. 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.
  24. To make full; satisfy; crowd; occupy; to perform, as duties, in the place of someone.
  25. To become full; pour a glass or vessel full.
  26. As much as produces complete satisfaction; a full supply.
  27. To make full; to put into until all the space is occupied; to supply abundantly; to satisfy; to glut; to perform the duties of; to supply a vacant office.
  28. To become full; to become satiated.
  29. As much as fills or satisfies; a full supply.
  30. A full supply.
  31. To become full.
  32. To make or become full.
  33. To occupy; pervade.
  34. To satisfy; glut.
  35. That which fills; a supply.
  36. Filler.
  37. As much as supplies want or satisfies. To fill out, to extend or enlarge to the desired limit. To fill up, to make full; to fill; to engage or employ; to complete; to become full.
  38. To make full; to put or pour in till the space is full; to supply with abundance; to cause to abound; to satisfy; to glut; to supply with an incumbent; to possess and perform the duties of; to brace the yards so that the wind will act upon and dilate the sails.
  39. To fill a cup or glass for drinking; to become full.
  40. To put or pour in all that can be held; to crowd; to stuff; to content or satisfy; to hold or occupy, as any post or office; to become full.
  41. As much as satisfies fully.

Usage examples for fill

  1. The men stood at ease, and stared their fill at Sara Lee. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. I was trying to fill a straight." – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  3. He deserves to fill a great office. – The Village Coquette by Riviere Dufresny
  4. I will fill the place with men. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  5. I feel I cannot rest any longer here; I must get something to do- something to fill my empty hands and my empty heart. – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  6. Now we can eat and drink our fill. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  7. That's why I didn't fill up there. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  8. Then let him fill a pipe! – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  9. Fill up again; this shocksh too much for me! – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  10. She would step into the empty place that Kate had left and fill it as far as she could. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  11. It was so little and he was so big that he seemed to fill the room. – An Old Chester Secret by Margaret Deland
  12. Calm sleep seemed to fill the chamber. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  13. Then Jerry was surprised to see them fill with tears. – Jerry's Charge Account by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  14. The hanging- gardens seemed to fill his thoughts. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. I will fill it up and date it ahead. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  16. Don't you think it ought to fill my life? – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  17. Malcolm Sage drew his pipe from his pocket and proceeded to fill it. – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  18. Why did my eyes fill? – Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends by Fanny Fern
  19. So there we had music, and dancing, and what else was meet to fill up the pleasure. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  20. What shall I fill this up for, Mr Whittrick? – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn