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. a quantity sufficient to satisfy; " he ate his fill of potatoes"; " she had heard her fill of gossip"
  4. any material that fills a space or container; " there was not enough fill for the trench"
  5. plug with a substance; " fill a cavity"
  6. become full; " The pool slowly filled with water"; " The theater filled up slowly"
  7. make full, also in a metaphorical sense; " fill a container"; " fill the child with pride"
  8. fill or meet a want or need
  9. fill to satisfaction; " I am sated"
  10. fill or stop up; " Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
  11. assume, as of positions or roles; " She took the job as director of development"
  12. appoint someone to ( a position or a job)
  13. One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
  17. 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.
  18. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy.
  19. To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails.
  20. To trim ( a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails.
  21. To make an embankment in, or raise the level of ( a low place), with earth or gravel.
  22. 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.
  23. To fill a cup or glass for drinking.
  24. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
  25. 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.
  26. To make full; satisfy; crowd; occupy; to perform, as duties, in the place of someone.
  27. To become full; pour a glass or vessel full.
  28. As much as produces complete satisfaction; a full supply.
  29. 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.
  30. To become full; to become satiated.
  31. As much as fills or satisfies; a full supply.
  32. A full supply.
  33. To become full.
  34. To make full; supply; occupy.
  35. To make or become full.
  36. To occupy; pervade.
  37. To satisfy; glut.
  38. That which fills; a supply.
  39. Filler.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. To fill a cup or glass for drinking; to become full.
  43. 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.
  44. As much as satisfies fully.

Usage examples for fill

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