To fill in
Fill Fill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filling}.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full; akin to D. vullen, G. f["u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan. fylde, Goth. fulljan. See {Full}, a.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

The rain also filleth the pools. --Ps. lxxxiv. 6. [1913 Webster]

Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. Anf they filled them up to the brim. --John ii. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

And God blessed them, saying. Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas. --Gen. i. 22. [1913 Webster]

The Syrians filled the country. --1 Kings xx. 27. [1913 Webster]

3. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy. [1913 Webster]

Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fillso great a multitude? --Matt. xv. 33. [1913 Webster]

Things that are sweet and fat are more filling. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]

5. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy. --A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) (a) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails. (b) To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails. [1913 Webster]

7. (Civil Engineering) To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel. [1913 Webster]

{To fill in}, to insert; as, he filled in the figures.

{To fill out}, to extend or enlarge to the desired limit; to make complete; as, to fill out a bill.

{To fill up}, to make quite full; to fill to the brim or entirely; to occupy completely; to complete. ``The bliss that fills up all the mind.'' --Pope. ``And fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ.'' --Col. i. 24. [1913 Webster]


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  • To fill out — Fill Fill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filling}.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full; akin to D. vullen, G. f[ u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan. fylde, Goth. fulljan. See {Full}, a.] 1. To make full; to supply… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fill up — Fill Fill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filling}.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full; akin to D. vullen, G. f[ u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan. fylde, Goth. fulljan. See {Full}, a.] 1. To make full; to supply… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fill in — {v.} 1. To write words needed in blanks; put in; fill. * /You should fill in all the blanks on an application for a job./ 2. {informal} To tell what you should know. * /The new boy didn t know the rules so Bob filled him in./ * /The teacher… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill in — {v.} 1. To write words needed in blanks; put in; fill. * /You should fill in all the blanks on an application for a job./ 2. {informal} To tell what you should know. * /The new boy didn t know the rules so Bob filled him in./ * /The teacher… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To fill up — Fill Fill, v. i. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill a cup or glass for drinking. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill-In (puzzle) — An unsolved Fill In (left) and a solved one (right). Fill Ins, also known as Fill It Ins or Word Fills, are a variation of the common crossword puzzle in which words, rather than clues, are given.[1][2] …   Wikipedia

  • fill in — verb a) To fill; to replace material that is absent or has been removed. After youre done laying the pipe, fill in the trench. b) To inform somebody, especially to supply someone missing or missed information. If you know anything about this,… …   Wiktionary

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