Fill - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɪl|  American pronunciation of the word fill
Brit.  |fɪl|  British pronunciation of the word fill


- a quantity sufficient to satisfy
he ate his fill of potatoes
she had heard her fill of gossip
- any material that fills a space or container (syn: filling)
there was not enough fill for the trench


- make full, also in a metaphorical sense (syn: fill up)
fill a container
fill the child with pride
- become full (syn: fill up)
The pool slowly filled with water
The theater filled up slowly
- occupy the whole of (syn: occupy)
The liquid fills the container
- assume, as of positions or roles (syn: occupy, take)
- fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction (syn: fit, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy)
- appoint someone to (a position or a job)
- eat until one is sated (syn: fill up)
He filled up on turkey
- fill to satisfaction (syn: replete, sate, satiate)
- plug with a substance
fill a cavity

Extra examples

May I fill your glass for you?

She filled her house with antiques.

His massive body filled the doorway.

He has enough books to fill a library.

Two hundred people filled the room.

The rivers have filled and are close to flooding.

The stadium filled more than an hour before the game.

They delivered a truckload of fill for the trench.

...we ripped the tag off years ago, so we have no idea what the fill in that pillow is...

At the tale of pity my eyes are filled with tears.

The lake is filling up after this heavy rain.

We must fill up, we're nearly out of petrol.

Phone orders filled for city and suburban delivery only.

I've eaten my fill.

She wept her fill.

Phrasal verbs

fill in  — supply with information on a specific topic
fill out  — write all the required information onto a form
fill up  — make full, also in a metaphorical sense

Word forms

I/you/we/they: fill
he/she/it: fills
present participle: filling
past tense: filled
past participle: filled
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