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Definition of "fill" []

  • To put into (a container, for example) as much as can be held: fill a glass with milk. (verb-transitive)
  • To supply or provide to the fullest extent: filled the mall with new stores. (verb-transitive)
  • To build up the level of (low-lying land) with material such as earth or gravel. (verb-transitive)
  • To stop or plug up (an opening, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To repair a cavity of (a tooth). (verb-transitive)
  • To make or become full (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To occupy the whole of (verb)
  • To plug (a gap, crevice, cavity, etc) (verb)
  • To meet (a requirement or need) satisfactorily (verb)
  • To cover (a page or blank space) with writing, drawing, etc (verb)
  • To hold and perform the duties of (an office or position) (verb)
  • To appoint or elect an occupant to (an office or position) (verb)
  • To build up (ground) with fill (verb)
  • To swell or cause to swell with wind, as in manoeuvring the sails of a sailing vessel (verb)
  • To increase the bulk of by adding an inferior substance (verb)
  • To complete (a full house, etc) by drawing the cards needed (verb)
  • To put together the necessary materials for (a prescription or order) (verb)
  • Material such as gravel, stones, etc, used to bring an area of ground up to a required level (noun)

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Use "fill" in a sentence
  • "These witnesses are what I call the fill-in-the - color chart."
  • "Martzke: AL fireworks put network's broadcasters in 'fill' mode."
  • "If one acre of fill is exceeded, an Individual Permit will be required."