fill

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. complete, load, pervade, permeate; plug, cork; occupy, serve well, satisfy; carry out. See layer, sufficiency, presence, closure, business.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. enough, capacity, satiety; see plenty .
v.
1. [To put as much as possible into]
Syn. pack, stuff, load, lade, replenish, furnish, supply, satisfy, fulfill, sate, satiate, gorge, blow up, fill up, pump up, puff up, inflate, fuel, fill to capacity, fill to overflowing, swell, charge, cram in, ram, crowd, jam, top off*.
Ant. empty, exhaust, drain*.
2. [To occupy available space]
Syn. take up, pervade, overflow, stretch, bulge out, curve out, distend, brim over, overspread, stretch, swell, blow up, belly, run over at the top, permeate, saturate, congest, take over; see also sense 1.
3. [To supply with an occupant]
Syn. elect, name, appoint; see choose 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
load, pack, cram, crowd, *top off, stuff, stock, replenish, squeeze in, glut, pad, heap, inflate, feed, gorge, saturate, pervade, suffuse.
ANT.: empty, drain, deplete
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make or become full; put as much into as can be held: charge, freight, heap, load, pack, pile. See FULL. 2. To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container: block, choke, clog, close, congest, cork, plug, stop. See FULL. 3. To supply fully or completely: answer, fulfill, meet1, satisfy. See DO. II noun Something used to fill a hole, space, or container: choke, cork, plug, stop, stopper. See FULL.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fill — [fil] vt. [ME fillen, fullen < OE fyllan < Gmc * fulljan, to make full < * fulla (> Goth fulls, FULL1) + jan, caus. suffix] 1. a) to put as much as possible into; make full b) to put a considerable quantity of something into [to fill… …   English World dictionary

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill — ► VERB 1) make or become full. 2) block up (a hole, gap, etc.). 3) appoint a person to hold (a vacant post). 4) hold and perform the duties of (a position or role). 5) occupy (time). ► NOUN (one s fill) ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • Fill — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Josef Fill (Bürgermeister) (?), Bürgermeister von Zell am See …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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 — Fill, n. [AS. fyllo. See {Fill}, v. t.] 1. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction. Ye shall eat your fill. Lev. xxv. 19. [1913 Webster] I ll bear thee hence, where I may weep my fill. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — may refer to:*Fill dirt, soil added to an area. *Fill (music), a short segment of instrumental music. *In textiles, the filling yarn is the same as weft, the yarn which is shuttled back and forth across the warp to create a woven fabric. *In… …   Wikipedia

  • FILL — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Peter Fill (* 1982), italienischer Skirennläufer Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fill|er — «FIHL uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that fills. 2. a thing put in to fill something. A pad of paper for a notebook is a filler. 3. a) a liquid or paste used to coat the pores or cracks of a surface, especially wood, before applying paint,… …   Useful english dictionary

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