Definition of


  1. (noun, quantity) a quantity sufficient to satisfy
    she had heard her fill of gossip
  2. (noun, substance) any material that fills a space or container
  3. (verb, change) plug with a substance
  4. (verb, change) become full
    The theater filled up slowly
  5. (verb, change) make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    fill the child with pride
  6. (verb, consumption) fill or meet a want or need
  7. (verb, consumption) fill to satisfaction
  8. (verb, consumption) eat until one is sated
  9. (verb, social) appoint someone to (a position or a job)
  10. (verb, social) assume, as of positions or roles
    he occupies the position of manager
    the young prince will soon occupy the throne
  11. (verb, stative) occupy the whole of

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Antonyms of Fill


Origin of the word Fill

  1. O.E. fyllan, from P.Gmc. *fullijan (cf. O.S. fulljan, O.N. fylla, O.Fris. fella, Du. vullen, Ger. f?llen "to fill"), a derivative of adj. *fullaz "full." The related noun meaning "a full supply" is M.E. fille, from O.E. fylle. To fill the bill (1882) was originally U.S. theatrical slang, in reference t… more

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Words that sound like Fill

fa la, fable, fail, faille, fal la, fall, fall away, falla, fallal, fallow, feeble, feebly, feel, fell, fella, fellah

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