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Verb: fill  fil
  1. Make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"; "fill up a container";
    - fill up, make full
     
  2. Become full
    "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theatre filled up slowly";
    - fill up
     
  3. Take up all the available space
    "The liquid fills the container";
    - occupy
     
  4. Assume, as of positions or roles
    "She filled the job as director of development";
    - take, occupy
     
  5. Obtain something that is wanted or needed
    - meet, satisfy, fulfill [N. Amer], fulfil [Brit, Cdn]
     
  6. Appoint someone to (a position or a job)
     
  7. Eat until one is sated
    "He filled up on turkey";
    - fill up
     
  8. Fill to satisfaction
    "I am filled";
    - satiate, sate, replete
     
  9. Plug with a substance
    "fill a cavity"
Noun: fill  fil
  1. A quantity sufficient to satisfy
    "he ate his fill of potatoes"; "she had heard her fill of gossip"
     
  2. Any material that fills a space or container
    "there was not enough fill for the trench";
    - filling

Derived forms: filled, fills, filling

See also: fill in, fill out, filled, unfilled

Type of: alter, be, bushel [US], cater, change, change state, consume, do work, doctor, eat, employ, engage, enough, fix, furbish up, have, hire, ingest, material, mend, modify, nuff [non-standard], ply, provide, repair, restore, stuff, sufficiency, supply, take, take in, touch on, turn, work

Antonym: empty

Encyclopedia: Fill