HyperDic: fill

English > 11 senses of the word fill:
VERBchangefill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
changefill, fill upbecome full
stativefill, occupyoccupy the whole of
socialfill, take, occupyassume, as of positions or roles
consumptionfill, fit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fulfill, fulfilfill or meet a want or need
socialfillappoint someone to (a position or a job)
consumptionfill, fill upeat until one is sated
consumptionfill, satiate, sate, repletefill to satisfaction
changefillplug with a substance
NOUNquantityfilla quantity sufficient to satisfy
substancefill, fillingany material that fills a space or container
fill > pronunciation
Soundsfih'l
RhymesAdvil ... zill: 103 rhymes with ihl...
English > fill: 11 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA quantity sufficient to satisfy.
Examples
  • "he ate his fill of potatoes"
  • "she had heard her fill of gossip"
Broaderenough, sufficiencyAn adequate quantity
Verbsfillfill to satisfaction
fillfill or meet a want or need
English > fill: 11 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningAny material that fills a space or container.
Example"there was not enough fill for the trench"
Synonymfilling
NarrowercementAny of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishempaste, relleno
Catalanfarcit
Verbsfillbecome full
fillmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
fillplug with a substance
English > fill: 11 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake full, also in a metaphorical sense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something with something
ModelThey fill the cart with boxes
Examples
  • "fill a container"
  • "fill the child with pride"
Synonymsfill up, make full
Cause tofill, fill upBecome full
Narrowerbrimfill as much as possible
clog, overloadFill to excess so that function is impaired
clutter, clutter upfill a space in a disorderly way
completeBring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
deluge, flood, inundate, swampFill quickly beyond capacity
electrifyCharge (a conductor) with electricity
farce, stuffFill with a stuffing while cooking
heapFill to overflow
impregnate, saturateinfuse or fill completely
impregnate, infuse, instill, tinctureFill, as with a certain quality
inkFill with ink
lineFill plentifully
load, lade, laden, load upFill or place a load on
load, chargeProvide (a device) with something necessary
lubricate, lubeapply a lubricant to
overfillFill beyond capacity
packFill to capacity
pad, bolsteradd padding to
populateFill with inhabitants
primeFill with priming liquid / liquid
replenish, refill, fill againFill something that had previously been emptied
stuffFill tightly with a material
surchargeFill to an excessive degree
top offfill to the point of almost overflowing
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
See alsofill inrepresent the effect of shade or shadow on
fill outmake fat or plump
Oppositeemptymake void or empty of contents
Spanishcopar, llenar
Catalancopar, emplenar, omplir
Nounsfillany material that fills a space or container
fillerthe tobacco used to form the core of a cigar
filleranything added to fill out a whole
fillercopy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper
fillingthe act of filling something
English > fill: 11 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome full.
PatternSomething ----s
Examples
  • "The pool slowly filled with water"
  • "The theater filled up slowly"
Synonymfill up
Caused byfill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
NarrowerfloodBecome filled to overflowing
rack upSupply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)
waterFill with tears
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositeempty, dischargeBecome empty or void of its content
Spanishcopar, llenar
Catalancopar, omplir
Nounsfillany material that fills a space or container
fillingflow into something (as a container)
English > fill: 11 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningOccupy the whole of.
PatternSomething ----s something
ModelThe books fill the box
Example"The liquid fills the container"
Synonymoccupy
Narrowercrowdfill or occupy to the point of overflowing
take uptake up time or space
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Spanishcolmar, copar, llenar, ocupar, rellenar
Catalancopar, emplenar, farcir, ocupar, omplir
English > fill: 11 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningassume, as of positions or roles.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstake, occupy
Broaderwork, do workBe employed
Similar toassume, take, strike, take upOccupy or take on
Spanishasumir, ocupar, tomar
Catalanocupar
English > fill: 11 senses > verb 5, consumption
MeaningFill or meet a want or need.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fulfill, fulfil
NarroweranswerBe satisfactory for
contentsatisfy in a limited way
feed on, feed uponBe sustained by
fit the bill, fill the billBe what is needed or be good enough for what is required
quell, stay, appeaseOvercome or allay
quench, slake, allay, assuagesatisfy (thirst)
satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up toMeet the requirements or expectations of
suit, accommodate, fitBe agreeable or acceptable to
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Spanishajustar, copar, corresponder, encajar, satisfacer
Catalancopar, satisfer
Participlefilledof purchase orders that have been filled
unfilledof purchase orders that have not been filled
Nounsfilla quantity sufficient to satisfy
English > fill: 11 senses > verb 6, social
Meaningappoint someone to (a position or a job) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderhire, engage, employEngage or hire for work
English > fill: 11 senses > verb 7, consumption
MeaningEat until one is sated.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"He filled up on turkey"
Synonymfill up
Broadereattake in solid food
Spanishatiborrarse, embutirse, hartarse
English > fill: 11 senses > verb 8, consumption
MeaningFill to satisfaction.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymssatiate, sate, replete
Narrowercloy, pallCause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Spanishhartarse, saciarse, saciar
Catalanafartar-se, assaciar-se, atipar-se, saciar
Nounsfilla quantity sufficient to satisfy
English > fill: 11 senses > verb 9, change
Meaningplug with a substance.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"fill a cavity"
Narrowerclose, fill upFill or stop up
Broaderrepair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch onrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken
Spanishcopar, llenar
Catalancopar
Nounsfillany material that fills a space or container
fillerused for filling cracks or holes in a surface
filling(dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth

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