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Fill meaning

fill - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. appoint someone to ( a position or a job)
  2. 2. One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy.
  8. 8. To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails.
  9. 9. To trim ( a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails.
  10. 10. To make an embankment in, or raise the level of ( a low place), with earth or gravel.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To fill a cup or glass for drinking.
  13. 13. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
  14. 14. That which fills; filling; specif., an embankment, as in railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the place which is to be filled.
  15. 15. A full supply.
  16. 16. To become full.
  17. 17. To make full; supply; occupy.

fill - examples of usage

  1. I watched the yards squared, and then I saw the sails fill suddenly. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. For once in her life she was getting her fill of adventures. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. Here, let me fill your glass again. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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