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fill

 (fĭl)
v. filled, fill·ing, fills
v.tr.
1.
a. To put something into (a container, for example) to capacity or to a desired level: fill a glass with milk; filled the tub with water.
b. To supply or provide to the fullest extent: filled the mall with new stores.
c. To build up the level of (low-lying land) with material such as earth or gravel.
d. To stop or plug up (an opening, for example).
e. To repair a cavity of (a tooth).
f. To add a foreign substance to (cloth or wood, for example).
2.
a. To flow or move into (a container or area), often to capacity: Water is filling the basement. Fans are filling the stadium.
b. To pervade: Music filled the room.
3.
a. To satiate, as with food and drink: The guests filled themselves with pie.
b. To engage or occupy completely: a song that filled me with nostalgia.
4.
a. To satisfy or meet; fulfill: fill the requirements. See Synonyms at satisfy.
b. To supply what is specified by or required for: fill a prescription; fill an order.
5.
a. To put a person into (a job or position): We filled the job with a new hire.
b. To discharge the duties of; occupy: How long has she filled that post?
6. To cover the surface of (an inexpensive metal) with a layer of precious metal, such as gold.
7. Nautical
a. To cause (a sail) to swell.
b. To adjust (a yard) so that wind will cause a sail to swell.
v.intr.
To become full: The basement is filling with water.
n.
1. An amount needed to make full, complete, or satisfied: eat one's fill.
2. Material for filling a container, cavity, or passage.
3.
a. A built-up piece of land; an embankment.
b. The material, such as earth or gravel, used for this.
Phrasal Verbs:
fill in
1. To write information in (a blank space, as on a form).
2. To write in (information) in a blank space.
3. Informal To provide with information that is essential or newly acquired: I wasn't there—would you fill me in?
4. To act as a substitute; stand in: an understudy who filled in at the last minute.
fill out
1. To complete (a form, for example) by providing required information: carefully filled out the job application.
2. To become or make more fleshy: He filled out after age 35.
Idioms:
fill (someone's) shoes
To assume someone's position or duties.
fill the bill Informal
To serve a particular purpose.

[Middle English fillen, from Old English fyllan; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

fill′a·ble adj.

fill

(fɪl)
vb
1. (also intr) to make or become full: to fill up a bottle; the bath fills in two minutes.
2. to occupy the whole of: the party filled two floors of the house.
3. to plug (a gap, crevice, cavity, etc)
4. to meet (a requirement or need) satisfactorily
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to cover (a page or blank space) with writing, drawing, etc
6. to hold and perform the duties of (an office or position)
7. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to appoint or elect an occupant to (an office or position)
8. (Civil Engineering) building trades to build up (ground) with fill
9. (Nautical Terms) (also intr) to swell or cause to swell with wind, as in manoeuvring the sails of a sailing vessel
10. to increase the bulk of by adding an inferior substance
11. (Card Games) poker to complete (a full house, etc) by drawing the cards needed
12. chiefly US and Canadian to put together the necessary materials for (a prescription or order)
13. fill the bill informal to serve or perform adequately
n
14. (Civil Engineering) material such as gravel, stones, etc, used to bring an area of ground up to a required level
15. one's fill the quantity needed to satisfy one: to eat your fill.
[Old English fyllan; related to Old Frisian fella, Old Norse fylla, Gothic fulljan, Old High German fullen; see full1, fulfil]

fill

(fɪl)

v.t.
1. to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water.
2. to occupy to the full capacity: The crowd filled the hall.
3. to supply plentifully: to fill a house with furniture.
4. to feed fully; satiate.
5. to put into a receptacle: to fill sand into a pail.
6. to be plentiful throughout: Fish filled the rivers.
7. to pervade completely: The odor filled the room.
8. to furnish (a vacancy or office) with an occupant.
9. to occupy and perform the duties of (a position, post, etc.).
10. to supply the requirements or contents of (an order for goods, a medical prescription, etc.); execute.
11. to supply (a blank space) with written matter, decorative work, etc.
12. to meet satisfactorily, as requirements: to fill a need.
13. to stop up or close (a cavity, hole, etc.): to fill a tooth.
14. to insert a filling into (a pastry or other food).
15.
a. to distend (a sail) by pressure of the wind so as to impart headway to a vessel.
b. to brace (a yard) so that the sail will catch the wind on its after side.
16. to adulterate: to fill soaps with water.
17. to build up the level of (an area) with earth, stones, etc.
v.i.
18. to become full.
19. to become distended, as sails with the wind.
20. fill in,
a. to supply (missing information).
b. to complete by adding detail, as a design or drawing, or by inserting required information into, as a document or form.
c. to act as a substitute.
d. to fill (a crack, hole, etc.) with some reparative substance.
e. to supply information to: Fill us in on your work experience.
21. fill out,
a. to complete (a document or form) by supplying required information.
b. to become rounder and fuller, as the human face or figure.
22. fill up,
a. to fill completely.
b. to become completely filled.
n.
23. a full supply; enough to satisfy want or desire.
24. a quantity of earth, stones, etc., for building up the level of an area of ground. Compare backfill.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English fyllan]
fill′a•ble, adj.

fill


Past participle: filled
Gerund: filling

Imperative
fill
fill
Present
I fill
you fill
he/she/it fills
we fill
you fill
they fill
Preterite
I filled
you filled
he/she/it filled
we filled
you filled
they filled
Present Continuous
I am filling
you are filling
he/she/it is filling
we are filling
you are filling
they are filling
Present Perfect
I have filled
you have filled
he/she/it has filled
we have filled
you have filled
they have filled
Past Continuous
I was filling
you were filling
he/she/it was filling
we were filling
you were filling
they were filling
Past Perfect
I had filled
you had filled
he/she/it had filled
we had filled
you had filled
they had filled
Future
I will fill
you will fill
he/she/it will fill
we will fill
you will fill
they will fill
Future Perfect
I will have filled
you will have filled
he/she/it will have filled
we will have filled
you will have filled
they will have filled
Future Continuous
I will be filling
you will be filling
he/she/it will be filling
we will be filling
you will be filling
they will be filling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been filling
you have been filling
he/she/it has been filling
we have been filling
you have been filling
they have been filling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been filling
you will have been filling
he/she/it will have been filling
we will have been filling
you will have been filling
they will have been filling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been filling
you had been filling
he/she/it had been filling
we had been filling
you had been filling
they had been filling
Conditional
I would fill
you would fill
he/she/it would fill
we would fill
you would fill
they would fill
Past Conditional
I would have filled
you would have filled
he/she/it would have filled
we would have filled
you would have filled
they would have filled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fill - a quantity sufficient to satisfy; "he ate his fill of potatoes"; "she had heard her fill of gossip"
enough, sufficiency - an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose; "enough is as good as a feast"; "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country"
2.fill - any material that fills a space or container; "there was not enough fill for the trench"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
cement - any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
Verb1.fill - make full, also in a metaphorical sensefill - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
clutter, clutter up - fill a space in a disorderly way
overload, clog - fill to excess so that function is impaired; "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details"
brim - fill as much as possible; "brim a cup to good fellowship"
farce, stuff - fill with a stuffing while cooking; "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
stuff - fill tightly with a material; "stuff a pillow with feathers"
bolster, pad - add padding to; "pad the seat of the chair"
populate - fill with inhabitants; "populate the forest with deer and wild boar for hunting"
top off - fill to the point of almost overflowing; "She topped off the cup"
heap - fill to overflow; "heap the platter with potatoes"
overfill - fill beyond capacity; "overfill the baskets"
ink - fill with ink; "ink a pen"
fill again, refill, replenish - fill something that had previously been emptied; "refill my glass, please"
prime - fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine"
line - fill plentifully; "line one's pockets"
complete - bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements; "A child would complete the family"
impregnate, saturate - infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
impregnate, tincture, infuse, instill - fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
electrify - charge (a conductor) with electricity
lube, lubricate - apply a lubricant to; "lubricate my car"
surcharge - fill to an excessive degree; "The air was surcharged with tension"
load, load up, lade, laden - fill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with hay"
load, charge - provide (a device) with something necessary; "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera"
deluge, flood, inundate, swamp - fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
pack - fill to capacity; "This singer always packs the concert halls"; "The murder trial packed the court house"
fat, fatten, fatten out, fatten up, flesh out, plump out, plump, fill out - make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
fill in, shade - represent the effect of shade or shadow on
empty - make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
2.fill - become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
water - fill with tears; "His eyes were watering"
flood - become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
rack up - supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)
empty, discharge - become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"
3.fill - occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"
crowd - fill or occupy to the point of overflowing; "The students crowded the auditorium"
take up - take up time or space; "take up the slack"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
4.fill - assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
assume, take up, strike, take - occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
5.fill - fill or meet a want or need
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
answer - be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs"
appease, quell, stay - overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
feed on, feed upon - be sustained by; "He fed on the great ideas of her mentor"
quench, slake, allay, assuage - satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
6.fill - appoint someone to (a position or a job)
hire, employ, engage - engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
7.fill - eat until one is sated; "He filled up on turkey"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
8.fill - fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
cloy, pall - cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing; "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
9.fill - plug with a substance; "fill a cavity"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
fill up, close - fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

fill

verb
1. top up, fill up, make full, become full, brim over While the bath was filling, he undressed.
2. swell, expand, inflate, become bloated, extend, balloon, fatten Your lungs fill with air.
3. pack, crowd, squeeze, cram, throng Thousands of people filled the streets.
4. stock, supply, store, pack, load, furnish, replenish I fill the shelves in a supermarket until 12pm.
5. plug, close, stop, seal, cork, bung, block up, stop up Fill the holes with plaster.
6. saturate, charge, pervade, permeate, imbue, impregnate, suffuse, overspread The barn was filled with the smell of hay.
7. fulfil, hold, perform, carry out, occupy, take up, execute, discharge, officiate She filled the role of diplomat's wife for many years.
8. (often with up) satisfy, stuff, gorge, glut, satiate, sate They filled themselves with chocolate cake.
9. complete, carry out, implement, fulfil, execute Thank you for filling the order so promptly.
fill in for someone replace, represent, substitute for, cover for, take over from, act for, stand in for, sub for, deputize for relief employees who fill in for workers while on break
fill out
1. gain weight, put on weight, gain weight, become fatter Shey may fill out before she reaches her full height.
fill someone in (Informal) inform, acquaint, advise of, apprise of, bring up to date with, update with, put wise to (slang), give the facts or background of I'll fill him in on the details.
fill something in complete, answer, fill up, fill out (U.S.) Fill in the coupon and send it to the above address.
fill something out
1. complete, answer, fill in Fill out the application carefully.
your fill sufficient, enough, plenty, ample, all you want, a sufficiency We have had our fill of disappointments.

fill

verb
1. To make or become full; put as much into as can be held:
2. To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container:
3. To supply fully or completely:
phrasal verb
fill in or out
1. To supply what is lacking:
2. To act as a substitute:
Informal: pinch-hit, sub.
noun
Something used to fill a hole, space, or container:
Translations
مَلء، كِفايَه، شَبَعيُلَبّي، يُرْضييَمْتَلِئيَملأيَـمْلُأ
plnitsplnitzaplombovatdosytanaplnit
fyldeopfyldeplomberedet
täyttäätäyttötarpeeeksitäyte
puniti
betömmegteliktölt
fyllafylla ; setja fyllingar ífyllastfylliuppfylla
いっぱいにする
...을 ...으로 채우다
degalinėglaistasįdarasišpildytikiek lenda
aizbāztaizpildītaizplombēt zobuizpildītpieēsties līdz kaklam
zaplombovať
izpolnitinapolnitipolnitivstavitizaliti
fylla
เติม
doldurmakdolgu yapmakdolmakdolumdoyum
làm đầy

fill

[ˈfɪl]
vt
[+ container] → remplir
to fill sth with sth → remplir qch de qch
She filled the glass with water → Elle a rempli le verre d'eau.
[+ pastry case, roll] → fourrer
to fill sth with sth → fourrer qch de qch
[people] [+ street] → envahir; [+ room, hall] → emplir
to fill a room with sth [+ light, sound] → remplir une pièce de qch
[+ page] → remplir
[+ time, life] → remplir
[+ hole] → remplir; [+ tooth, cavity in tooth] → plomber
to have a tooth filled → faire plomber une dent
[+ grave] → combler
[+ vacancy] → pourvoir
[+ role] → remplir
[+ gap] → combler
[+ person] to fill sb with sth [+ emotion] → remplir qn de qch
to be filled with pride → être rempli(e) de fierté
vi
[bucket, bath, tank] → se remplir
to fill with tears [eyes] → se remplir de larmes
[room] → se remplir
n
to have had one's fill of sth (= a lot of) → avoir eu son lot de qch
to eat one's fill → manger à sa faim
to drink one's fill → boire tout son content
fill in
vt sep
[+ hole] → boucher
He filled the hole in with soil → Il a bouché le trou avec de la terre.
[+ form] → remplir
Can you fill this form in please? → Est-ce que vous pouvez remplir ce formulaire s'il vous plaît?
[+ details, name, address] → écrire
(= give information) to fill sb in → mettre qn au courant
to fill sb in on sth → mettre qn au courant de qch
vi
to fill in for sb → remplacer qn (temporairement)
fill out
vt sep [+ form, receipt] → remplir
fill up
vt sep
[+ container] → remplir
He filled the cup up to the brim → Il a rempli la tasse à ras bord.
[+ room, building] → remplir
(= satisfy) [+ person]
Potatoes fill us up → Les pommes de terre satisfont notre faim.
[+ car] fill it up, please → le plein, s'il vous plaît
vi
[building, room] → se remplir
to fill up with sth → se remplir de qch
[driver] → faire le plein

fill

vt
bottle, bucket, holefüllen; pipestopfen; teethplombieren; (wind) sailsblähen; (fig)(aus)füllen; I had three teeth filledich bekam drei Zähne plombiert or gefüllt; I need something to fill my dayich brauche etwas, um meinen Tag auszufüllen
(= permeate)erfüllen; filled with anger/admirationvoller Zorn/Bewunderung, von Zorn/Bewunderung erfüllt (geh); filled with emotiongefühlsgeladen; the thought filled him with horror/hopeder Gedanke erfüllte ihn mit Entsetzen/Hoffnung
post, position (employer)besetzen; (employee, = take up) → einnehmen; (= be in)innehaben; needentsprechen (+dat); roleübernehmen; we are looking for a young man to fill the post of assistant editorwir suchen einen jungen Mann, der den Posten eines Redaktionsassistenten einnehmen soll; I think she will fill the job very nicelyich denke, sie wird die Stelle sehr gut ausfüllen; the position is already filleddie Stelle ist schon besetzt or vergeben
theatre, seatsfüllen; the lecture room was filled to capacityder Hörsaal war bis auf den letzten Platz besetzt
visich füllen; his eyes filled with tearsTränen traten ihm in die Augen
n to drink one’s fillseinen Durst löschen; to eat one’s fillsich satt essen; to have had one’s fillgut satt sein; I’ve had my fill of him/it (inf)ich habe von ihm/davon die Nase voll (inf), → ich habe ihn/das satt; she’s had her fill of disappointmentssie hat mehr als genug Enttäuschungen erlebt

fill

[fɪl]
1. vt (gen) → riempire; (tooth) → otturare; (position) → coprire; (subj, wind, sails) → gonfiare; (supply, order, requirements, need) → soddisfare
to fill with → riempire di or con
we've already filled that vacancy → abbiamo già assunto qualcuno per quel posto
they asked her to fill the vacancy → le hanno offerto il posto
the position is already filled → il posto è già preso
filled with admiration (for) → pieno/a di ammirazione (per)
filled with remorse/despair → in preda al rimorso/alla disperazione
that fills the bill → è quello che ci vuole
2. vi to fill (with)riempirsi (di or con)
3. n to eat/drink one's fillmangiare/bere a sazietà
to have one's fill of sth (fig) → averne le tasche piene di qc
fill in
1. vt + adv
a. (hole, gap, outline) → riempire
b. (one's name) → mettere; (form) → riempire, compilare; (details, report) → completare
to fill sb in on sth (fam) → mettere qn al corrente di qc
2. vi + adv to fill in for sbsostituire qn
fill out
1. vt + adv (form, receipt) → riempire, compilare
2. vi + adv (person, face) → ingrassare, ingrassarsi; (sail) → gonfiarsi
fill up
1. vi + adv
a. (Aut) → fare il pieno
b. (room) → riempirsi, gremirsi
2. vt + adv (container) → riempire
fill it or her up, please (fam) (Aut) → mi faccia il pieno, per piacere

fill

(fil) verb
1. to put (something) into (until there is no room for more); to make full. to fill a cupboard with books; The news filled him with joy.
2. to become full. His eyes filled with tears.
3. to satisfy (a condition, requirement etc). Does he fill all our requirements?
4. to put something in a hole (in a tooth etc) to stop it up. The dentist filled two of my teeth yesterday.
noun
as much as fills or satisfies someone. She ate her fill.
filled adjective
having been filled.
ˈfiller noun
1. a tool or instrument used for filling something, especially for conveying liquid into a bottle.
2. material used to fill cracks in a wall etc.
ˈfilling noun
anything used to fill. The filling has come out of my tooth; He put an orange filling in the cake.
ˈfilling-station noun
a place where petrol is sold.
fill in
1. to add or put in (whatever is needed to make something complete). to fill in the details.
2. to complete (forms, application etc) by putting in the information required. Have you filled in your tax form yet?
3. to give (someone) all the necessary information. I've been away – can you fill me in on what has happened?
4. to occupy (time). She had several cups of coffee at the cafeteria to fill in the time until the train left.
5. to do another person's job temporarily. I'm filling in for her secretary.
fill up
to make or become completely full. Fill up the petrol tank, please.

fill

يَـمْلُأ plnit fylde füllen γεμίζω llenar täyttää remplir puniti riempire いっぱいにする ...을 ...으로 채우다 vullen fylle napełnić encher наполнять fylla เติม doldurmak làm đầy 装满

fill

vt. llenar; rellenar; llenarse.

fill

vt llenar; (dent) obturar (form), empastar, rellenar; to — a cavity, to — a tooth (fam) empastar or rellenar una muela or un diente; to — a prescription (patient as subject) presentar una receta para obtener un medicamento; (pharmacist as subject) surtir medicamento de acuerdo con una receta; You can fill this prescription at any pharmacy..Ud. puede presentar esta receta en cualquier farmacia para obtener el medicamento…Any pharmacist can fill this prescription for you..Cualquier farmacéutico puede surtirle su medicamento de acuerdo con esta receta; to — out (a form, etc.) llenar, rellenar, completar, cumplimentar (Esp) (un formulario, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
One from her mother made her cheeks glow and her eyes fill, for it said to her.
He made all the Indians leave us in the night, though many of them were willing to stay and fill the contract they had made.
The iceman lingered too long now, when he came into the covered porch to fill the refrigerator.
Montel was a middleaged gentleman whose vain ambition and desire for the past twenty years had been to fill the void which Monsieur Lebrun's taking off had left in the Lebrun household.
Yon officer of the king, who hesitated to admit me to his company, might fill the latter, if one may judge from the intonations of his voice in common dialogue.
She felt her heart expand with its wholesome breath, her soul fill with its sustaining truth.
But the story would include a chain of events extending over the better part of two centuries, and, written out with reasonable amplitude, would fill a bigger folio volume, or a longer series of duodecimos, than could prudently be appropriated to the annals of all New England during a similar period.
On emerging from the Old Manse, it was chiefly this strange, indolent, unjoyous attachment for my native town that brought me to fill a place in Uncle Sam's brick edifice, when I might as well, or better, have gone somewhere else.
At this she raised her eyes, which she had turned from me; I saw them fill with good tears.
Fill to this mark, and your charge is but a penny; to this a penny more; and so on to the full glass --the Cape Horn measure, which you may gulp down for a shilling.
He had kept his promise so well that York thought he might be safely trusted to fill his place while he was away, and he was so clever and honest that no one else seemed so well fitted for it.
They would come in crowds and fill themselves with a fine dinner, and then sneak off.