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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Filling  \Fill"ing\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  used  to  fill  a  cavity  or  any  empty  space,  or 
  to  supply  a  deficiency;  as  filling  for  a  cavity  in  a 
  tooth,  a  depression  in  a  roadbed,  the  space  between 
  exterior  and  interior  walls  of  masonry,  the  pores  of 
  open-grained  wood,  the  space  between  the  outer  and  inner 
  planks  of  a  vessel,  etc 
 
  2.  The  woof  in  woven  fabrics. 
 
  3.  (Brewing)  Prepared  wort  added  to  ale  to  cleanse  it 
 
  {Back  filling}.  (Arch.)  See  under  {Back},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  filling 
  n  1:  any  material  that  fills  a  space  or  container;  "there  was  not 
  enough  fill  for  the  trench"  [syn:  {fill}] 
  2:  flow  into  something  (as  a  container) 
  3:  a  food  mixture  used  to  fill  pastry  or  sandwiches 
  4:  the  thread  woven  across  the  warp  yarn  in  weaving  [syn:  {woof}, 
  {weft},  {pick}] 
  5:  (dentistry)  any  of  various  substances  (as  metal  or  plastic) 
  inserted  into  a  prepared  cavity  in  a  tooth;  an  inform 
  British  term  for  `filling'  is  `stopping'" 
  6:  a  act  of  filling  something 




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