Definition and Meanings for fill

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Fill is ranked 12,777 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of fill

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective, intransitive verb

Etymology of fill

see thill oe. fillen, fullen, as. fyllan, fr. full full; akin to d. vullen, g. f, icel. fylla, sw. fylla, dan. fylde, goth. fulljan. see full, a.pos as. fyllo. see fill, v. t.pos

Meaning of fill


as noun

  • one of the thills or shafts of a carriage.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • to fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
  • 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.
  • to supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy.
  • to press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails.;to trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails.
  • to make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel.

as intransitive verb

  • 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.
  • to fill a cup or glass for drinking.

as intransitive verb


    as noun, transitive verb

    • a full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
    • that which fills; filling; filler; specif., an embankment, as in railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the place which is to be filled.
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