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 fill fill

noun

  • () a quantity sufficient to satisfy  ( fill )
    a quantity sufficient to satisfy
     he ate his fill of potatoes
    he ate his fill of potatoes
     she had heard her fill of gossip
    she had heard her fill of gossip
  • any material that fills a space or container  ( fill, filling )
    any material that fills a space or container
     there was not enough fill for the trench
    there was not enough fill for the trench
  • verb

  • () make full, also in a metaphorical sense  ( make full, fill up, fill )
    make full, also in a metaphorical sense
     fill a container
    fill a container
     fill the child with pride
    fill the child with pride
  • () become full  ( fill up, fill )
    become full
     The pool slowly filled with water
    The pool slowly filled with water
     The theater filled up slowly
    The theater filled up slowly
  • () occupy the whole of  ( occupy, fill )
    occupy the whole of
     The liquid fills the container
    The liquid fills the container
  • () fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction  ( conform to, fit, fulfil, fulfill, fill, satisfy, meet )
    fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction
     does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
    does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
     This job doesn't match my dreams
    This job doesn't match my dreams
     meet a need
    meet a need
  • () assume, as of positions or roles  ( occupy, fill, take )
    assume, as of positions or roles
     She took the job as director of development
    She took the job as director of development
     he occupies the position of manager
    he occupies the position of manager
     the young prince will soon occupy the throne
    the young prince will soon occupy the throne
  • () plug with a substance  ( fill )
    plug with a substance
     fill a cavity
    fill a cavity
  • () fill to satisfaction  ( replete, sate, fill, satiate )
    fill to satisfaction
     I am sated
    I am sated
  • () eat until one is sated  ( fill up, fill )
    eat until one is sated
     He filled up on turkey
    He filled up on turkey
  • () appoint someone to (a position or a job)  ( fill )
    appoint someone to (a position or a job)