Meaning of FILL in English


[fill] vb [ME, fr. OE fyllan; akin to OE full full] vt (bef. 12c) 1 a: to put into as much as can be held or conveniently contained "~ a cup with water" b: to supply with a full complement "the class is already ~ed" c (1): to cause to swell or billow "wind ~ed the sails" (2): to trim (a sail) to catch the wind d: to raise the level of with fill "~ed land" e: to repair the cavities of (teeth) f: to stop up: obstruct, plug "wreckage ~ed the channel" g: to stop up the interstices, crevices, or pores of (as cloth, wood, or leather) with a foreign substance

2. a: feed, satiate b: satisfy, fulfill "~s all requirements" c: make out, complete--used with out or in "~ out a form" "~ in the blanks" d: to draw the playing cards necessary to complete (as a straight or flush in poker) 3 a: to occupy the whole of "smoke ~ed the room" b: to spread through c: to make full "a mind ~ed with fantasies"

4. a: to possess and perform the duties of: hold "~ an office" b: to place a person in "~ a vacancy"

5: to supply as directed "~ a prescription"

6: to cover the surface of with a layer of precious metal ~ vi: to become full -- fill one's shoes : to take over one's job, position, or responsibilities

[2]fill n (bef. 12c) 1: a full supply; esp: a quantity that satisfies or satiates "eat your ~"

2: something that fills: as a: material used to fill a receptacle, cavity, passage, or low place b: a bit of instrumental music that fills the pauses between phrases (as of a vocalist or soloist)

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