fill

fill
v. & n.
—v.
1 tr. & intr. (often foll. by with) make or become full.
2 tr. occupy completely; spread over or through; pervade.
3 tr. block up (a cavity or hole in a tooth) with cement, amalgam, gold, etc.; drill and put a filling into (a decayed tooth).
4 tr. appoint a person to hold (a vacant post).
5 tr. hold (a position); discharge the duties of (an office).
6 tr. carry out or supply (an order, commission, etc.).
7 tr. occupy (vacant time).
8 intr. (of a sail) be distended by wind.
9 tr. (usu. as filling adj.) (esp. of food) satisfy, satiate.
10 tr. Poker etc. complete (a holding) by drawing the necessary cards.
11 tr. stock abundantly.
—n.
1 (prec. by possessive) as much as one wants or can bear (eat your fill).
2 enough to fill something (a fill of tobacco).
3 earth etc. used to fill a cavity.
Phrases and idioms:
fill the bill be suitable or adequate. fill in
1 add information to complete (a form, document, blank cheque, etc.).
2 a complete (a drawing etc.) within an outline. b fill (an outline) in this way.
3 fill (a hole etc.) completely.
4 (often foll. by for) act as a substitute.
5 occupy oneself during (time between other activities).
6 colloq. inform (a person) more fully.
7 sl. thrash, beat.
fill out
1 enlarge to the required size.
2 become enlarged or plump.
3 US fill in (a document etc.).
fill up
1 make or become completely full.
2 fill in (a document etc.).
3 fill the petrol tank of (a car etc.).
4 provide what is needed to occupy vacant parts or places or deal with deficiencies in.
5 do away with (a pond etc.) by filling. fill-up n. a thing that fills something up.
Etymology: OE fyllan f. Gmc, rel. to FULL(1)

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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 — [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… …   English World dictionary

  • 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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