Definition of Fill

1. Noun. A quantity sufficient to satisfy. "She had heard her fill of gossip"

Generic synonyms: Enough, Sufficiency

2. Verb. Make full, also in a metaphorical sense. "They fill the cart with boxes "; "Fill the child with pride"

3. Noun. Any material that fills a space or container. "There was not enough fill for the trench"
Exact synonyms: Filling
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Specialized synonyms: Cement

4. Verb. Become full. "The theater filled up slowly"
Exact synonyms: Fill Up
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Water, Flood, Rack Up
Antonyms: Empty
Derivative terms: Filling

5. Verb. Occupy the whole of. "The books fill the box "; "The liquid fills the container"
Exact synonyms: Occupy
Specialized synonyms: Crowd, Take Up
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Occupation

6. Verb. Assume, as of positions or roles. "The young prince will soon occupy the throne"
Exact synonyms: Occupy, Take
Related verbs: Assume, Strike, Take, Take Up
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work

7. Verb. Fill or meet a want or need.

8. Verb. Appoint someone to (a position or a job).
Generic synonyms: Employ, Engage, Hire

9. Verb. Eat until one is sated. "He filled up on turkey"
Exact synonyms: Fill Up
Generic synonyms: Eat

10. Verb. Fill to satisfaction. "I am sated"
Exact synonyms: Replete, Sate, Satiate
Generic synonyms: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In
Specialized synonyms: Cloy, Pall
Derivative terms: Repletion, Satiation

11. Verb. Plug with a substance. "Fill a cavity"
Generic synonyms: Bushel, Doctor, Fix, Furbish Up, Mend, Repair, Restore, Touch On
Specialized synonyms: Close, Fill Up
Derivative terms: Filler, Filling

Definition of Fill

1. n. One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. 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.

4. n. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.

5. n. 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.

Definition of Fill

1. Verb. (transitive) To occupy fully, to take up all of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To add contents to (a container, cavity(,) or the like) so that it is full. ¹

3. Verb. To enter (something), making it full. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To become full of contents. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To become pervaded with something. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To satisfy or obey (an order, request(,) or requirement). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To install someone, or be installed, in (a position or office), eliminating a vacancy. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To treat (a tooth) by adding a dental filling to it. ¹

9. Noun. (context: after a possessive) A sufficient or more than sufficient amount. ¹

10. Noun. An amount that fills a container. ¹

11. Noun. The filling of a container. ¹

12. Noun. Inexpensive material used to occupy empty spaces, especially in construction. ¹

13. Noun. (archeology) Soil and/or human-created debris discovered within a cavity and exposed by excavation; fill soil. ¹

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Definition of Fill

1. to put as much as can be held into [v -ED, -ING, -S] : FILLABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Fill

1. 1. 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. "The rain also filleth the pools." (Ps. Lxxxiv. 6) "Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. Anf they filled them up to the brim." (John II. 7) 2. 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. "And God blessed them, saying. Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas." (Gen. I. 22) "The Syrians filled the country." (1 Kings xx. 27) 3. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy. "Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fillso great a multitude?" (Matt. Xv. 33) "Things that are sweet and fat are more filling." (Bacon) 4. 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. 5. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy. 6. To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails. To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails. 7. To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel. To fill in, to insert; as, he filled in the figures. To fill out, to extend or enlarge to the desired limit; to make complete; as, to fill out a bill. To fill up, to make quite full; to fill to the brim or entirely; to occupy completely; to complete. "The bliss that fills up all the mind." "And fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ." Origin: OE. Fillen, fullen, AS. Fyllan, fr. Full full; akin to D. Vullen, G. Fullen, Icel. Fylla, Sw. Fylla, Dan. Fylde, Goth. Fulljan. See Full. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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