verb (used with object)
- to distend (a sail) by pressure of the wind so as to impart headway to a vessel.
- to brace (a yard) so that the sail will catch the wind on its after side.
verb (used without object)
- to fall off the wind and proceed on a board.
- to brace the yards, so that sails that have been aback will stand full.
- to supply missing or desired information: Fill in the facts of your business experience.
- to complete by adding detail, as a design or drawing: to fill in a sketch with shadow.
- to substitute for: to fill in for a colleague who is ill.
- to fill with some material: to fill in a crack with putty.
- Informal. to supply (someone) with information: Please fill me in on the morning news.
- to complete (a document, list, etc.) by supplying missing or desired information.
- to become larger, fuller, or rounder, as the figure: The children have begun to fill out since I saw them last.
- to fill completely: to fill up a glass; to fill up a fuel tank.
- to become completely filled: The riverbed filled up as a result of the steady rains.
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Idioms for fill
Origin of fill
OTHER WORDS FROM fillfill·a·ble, adjectivehalf-filled, adjectiveun·filled, adjectivewell-filled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for fill
For anyone who’s already had their fill of the game, this isn’t going to inspire anyone but the biggest fans.‘Ghost of Tsushima’ sees the best kind of PlayStation 5 upgrade: transformative and free|Gene Park|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
It was about a two-hour hangout and you can watch the whole thing here, although I have to confess that my phone camera setup wasn’t ideal for helping viewers see the grid fill in one word at a time.Solution to Evan Birnholz’s Nov. 8 Post Magazine crossword, “Capital Gains”|Evan Birnholz|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Koval says visitors to Schloss Moritzburg in Saxony, Germany, will come away with a lifetime’s fill of colossal antlers.No travel plans? Try three new books about the nexus of travel and design.|Rebecca Powers|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
You can see a nice demonstration of how to draw uncertainty below—it’s that pale blue or red fill surrounding each of the center lines.Election graphics can be deceiving. Here’s how to see through their tricks.|Sara Chodosh|September 22, 2020|Popular Science
Like virtually every media company with a distributed video strategy, Rechter said the instream ad fill rate for First Media’s Facebook videos slid when the coronavirus first hit, though the videos remained profitable thanks to higher view counts.‘We have seen increasing demand’: Facebook video powers a user-generated content surge|Max Willens|September 22, 2020|Digiday
There are parks filled with men pushing strollers and coffee shops where fathers meet their friends, babes in arms.
Instead, spa hotels filled up with over 30,000 refugees from the war-troubled Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
Mr. Bachner stayed because he realized the city is filled with artisans and the possibilities fascinated him.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Buses filled with cops from the 84th Precinct, where Liu had worked.
Scrolling through this hate-filled manifesto for the first time made the hairs on my arm tingle with discomfort.
The big room at King's Warren Parsonage was already fairly well filled.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He that seeketh the law, shall be filled with it: and he that dealeth deceitfully, shall meet with a stumblingblock therein.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Bells were pealing and tolling in all directions, and the air was filled with the sound of distant shouts and cries.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
In Luke it is said, “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
British Dictionary definitions for fill
verb (mainly tr often foll by up)
Word Origin for fill
Idioms and Phrases with fill
In addition to the idioms beginning with fill
- filled to the brim
- fill in
- fill out
- fill someone's shoes
- fill the bill
- back and fill
- get one's fill of
Also see underfull.