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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fill  \Fill\,  n. 
  That  which  fills;  filling;  specif.,  an  embankment,  as  in 
  railroad  construction,  to  fill  a  hollow  or  ravine;  also  the 
  place  which  is  to  be  filled. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fill  \Fill\,  n.  [See  {Thill}.] 
  One  of  the  thills  or  shafts  of  a  carriage.  --Mortimer. 
 
  {Fill  horse},  a  thill  horse.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  The  rain  also  filleth  the  pools.  --Ps.  lxxxiv. 
  6. 
 
  Jesus  saith  unto  them  Fill  the  waterpots  with 
  water.  Anf  they  filled  them  up  to  the  brim.  --John 
  ii  7. 
 
  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. 
 
  And  God  blessed  them  saying.  Be  fruitful,  and 
  multiply,  and  fill  the  waters  in  the  seas.  --Gen.  i. 
  22. 
 
  The  Syrians  filled  the  country.  --1  Kings  xx 
  27. 
 
  3.  To  fill  or  supply  fully  with  food;  to  feed;  to  satisfy. 
 
  Whence  should  we  have  so  much  bread  in  the 
  wilderness,  as  to  fillso  great  a  multitude?  --Matt. 
  xv  33. 
 
  Things  that  are  sweet  and  fat  are  more  filling. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  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. 
 
  5.  To  supply  with  an  incumbent;  as  to  fill  an  office  or  a 
  vacancy.  --A.  Hamilton. 
 
  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. 
 
  7.  (Civil  Engineering)  To  make  an  embankment  in  or  raise  the 
  level  of  (a  low  place),  with  earth  or  gravel. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  fill  a  cup  or  glass  for  drinking. 
 
  Give  me  some  wine;  fill  full.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  back  and  fill}.  See  under  {Back},  v.  i. 
 
  {To  fill  up},  to  grow  or  become  quite  full;  as  the  channel 
  of  the  river  fills  up  with  sand. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fill  \Fill\,  n.  [AS.  fyllo.  See  {Fill},  v.  t.] 
  A  full  supply,  as  much  as  supplies  want  as  much  as  gives 
  complete  satisfaction.  ``Ye  shall  eat  your  fill.''  --Lev. 
  xxv.  19. 
 
  I'll  bear  thee  hence  where  I  may  weep  my  fill.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fill 
  n  1:  a  quantity  sufficient  to  satisfy;  "he  ate  his  fill  of 
  potatoes";  "  she  had  heard  her  fill  of  gossip" 
  2:  any  material  that  fills  a  space  or  container;  "there  was  not 
  enough  fill  for  the  trench"  [syn:  {filling}] 
  v  1:  make  full;  "fill  a  container,"  "fill  the  child  with  pride" 
  [syn:  {fill  up},  {make  full}]  [ant:  {empty}] 
  2:  become  full;  "The  pool  slowly  filled  with  water";  "The 
  theater  filled  up  slowly"  [syn:  {fill  up}]  [ant:  {empty}] 
  3:  occupy  the  whole  of  "The  liquid  fills  the  container"  [syn: 
  {occupy}] 
  4:  assume,  as  of  positions  or  roles;  "She  took  the  job  as 
  director  of  development"  [syn:  {take}] 
  5:  fill  or  meet  a  want  or  need  [syn:  {meet},  {satisfy},  {fulfill}, 
  {fulfil}] 
  6:  appoint  someone  to  (a  position  or  a  job) 
  7:  eat  until  one  is  sated;  "He  filled  up  on  turkey"  [syn:  {fill 
  up},  {stuff},  {jam},  {cram}] 
  8:  fill  to  satisfaction;  "I  am  sated"  [syn:  {satiate},  {sate}, 
  {replete}] 
  9:  plug  with  a  substance;  "fill  a  cavity" 
  10:  fill  or  stop  up  "Can  you  close  the  cracks  with  caulking?" 
  [syn:  {close},  {fill  up}] 




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