Meaning of FILL in English


I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fyllan; akin to Old English full full Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to put into as much as can be held or conveniently contained , to supply with a full complement , c. to cause to swell or billow , to trim (a sail) to catch the wind, to raise the level of with ~ , to repair the cavities of (teeth), to stop up ; obstruct , to stop up the interstices, crevices, or pores of (as cloth, wood, or leather) with a foreign substance, 2. feed , satiate , satisfy , ful~ , make out , complete , to draw the playing cards necessary to complete (as a straight or flush in poker), 3. to occupy the whole of , to spread through , to make full , 4. to possess and perform the duties of ; hold , to place a person in , to supply as directed , to cover the surface of with a layer of precious metal, intransitive verb to become full, II. noun Date: before 12th century a full supply, something that ~s: as, material used to ~ a receptacle, cavity, passage, or low place, a bit of instrumental music that ~s the pauses between phrases (as of a vocalist or soloist), artificial light used in photography to reduce or eliminate shadows

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