What does fill mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fill(noun)

    a quantity sufficient to satisfy

    "he ate his fill of potatoes"; "she had heard her fill of gossip"

  2. filling, fill(verb)

    any material that fills a space or container

    "there was not enough fill for the trench"

  3. fill, fill up, make full(verb)

    make full, also in a metaphorical sense

    "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"

  4. fill, fill up(verb)

    become full

    "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly"

  5. occupy, fill(verb)

    occupy the whole of

    "The liquid fills the container"

  6. fill, take, occupy(verb)

    assume, as of positions or roles

    "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"

  7. meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil(verb)

    fill or meet a want or need

  8. fill(verb)

    appoint someone to (a position or a job)

  9. fill up, fill(verb)

    eat until one is sated

    "He filled up on turkey"

  10. satiate, sate, replete, fill(verb)

    fill to satisfaction

    "I am sated"

  11. fill(verb)

    plug with a substance

    "fill a cavity"


  1. Fill(n.)

    That which fills; filling; filler; specif., an embankment, as in railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the place which is to be filled.

  2. Origin: [AS. fyllo. See Fill, v. t.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fill(noun)

    one of the thills or shafts of a carriage

  2. Fill(adj)

    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. Fill(adj)

    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

  4. Fill(adj)

    to fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy

  5. Fill(adj)

    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

  6. Fill(adj)

    to supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy

  7. Fill(adj)

    to press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails

  8. Fill(adj)

    to trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails

  9. Fill(adj)

    to make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel

  10. Fill(verb)

    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

  11. Fill(verb)

    to fill a cup or glass for drinking

  12. Fill(verb)

    a full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction

  13. Origin: [See Thill.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fill

    fil, v.t. 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.—v.i. to become full: to become satiated.—n. as much as fills or satisfies: a full supply: a single charge of anything.—ns. Fill′er, he who, or that which, fills: a vessel for conveying a liquid into a bottle; Fill′ing, anything used to fill up, stop a hole, to complete, &c., as the woof, in weaving: supply. [A.S. fyllan, fullianful, full.]

  2. Fill

    fil, n. (Shak.) the thill or shaft of a cart or carriage. [See Thill.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fill' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2995

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fill' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1192

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fill' in Verbs Frequency: #209


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fill in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harlan Zimmerman:

    Activists fill this vacuum.

  2. William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2:

    Fill all thy bones with aches.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    To fill the hour-that is happiness.

  4. Pablo Picasso:

    Give me a museum, and I'll fill it.

  5. John Wayne:

    Fill your hands, you son of a bitch

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