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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • filled — filled; un·filled; …   English syllables

  • filled — index copious, full, inflated (enlarged), replete Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • filled — adjective 1. (usually followed by with or used as a combining form) generously supplied with (Freq. 26) theirs was a house filled with laughter a large hall filled with rows of desks fog filled air • Similar to: ↑full • Usage Domain: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • filled — adj. Filled is used with these nouns: ↑pastry, ↑roll …   Collocations dictionary

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  • filled — adjective That is now full …   Wiktionary

  • filled — Synonyms and related words: SRO, brimful, brimming, bulging, bursting, capacity, chock full, chuck full, congested, cram full, crammed, farci, flush, full, full to bursting, jam packed, overfull, overstuffed, packed, packed like sardines, plenary …   Moby Thesaurus

  • filled — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. suffused, permeated, replete, brimming; see full 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • filled — adj. containing its full quantity; satisfied, satiated; having something placed inside, stuffed; stopped up; drilled and covered (about a cavity in a tooth) fɪl n. satisfying amount of food or drink; amount needed to fill a receptacle; something …   English contemporary dictionary

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