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Fill Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
  1. a quantity sufficient to satisfy; "he ate his fill ofpotatoes"; "she had heard her fill of gossip"
  2. any material that fills a space or container; "there was notenough fill for the trench" [syn: filling]v
  3. make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container";"fill the child with pride" [syn: fill up, make full][ant: empty]
  4. become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "Thetheater filled up slowly" [syn: fill up] [ant: empty]
  5. occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container" [syn:occupy]
  6. assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job asdirector of development" [syn: take]
  7. fill or meet a want or need [syn: meet, satisfy, fulfill,fulfil]
  8. appoint someone to (a position or a job)
  9. eat until one is sated; "He filled up on turkey" [syn: fillup}]
  10. fill to satisfaction; "I am sated" [syn: satiate, sate,replete]
  11. plug with a substance; "fill a cavity"
Fill Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Fill \Fill\, n.That which fills; filling; specif., an embankment, as inrailroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, theplace which is to be filled.
Fill Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Fill \Fill\, n. [See Thill.]One of the thills or shafts of a carriage. --Mortimer.Fill horse, a thill horse. --Shak.
Fill Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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
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* To fill the hour-that is happiness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day. - John Donne

* Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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