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RELATED WORDS

vacant, bare, drained, empty

Nearby words

filing clerk, filings, filiopietistic, filipino, filister, fill, fill away, fill in, fill light, fill out, fill someone's shoes

Idioms

    fill and stand on, Nautical. (of a sailing vessel) to proceed on a tack after being hove to or halted facing the wind; fill away.
    fill the bill. bill1(def 16).

Origin of fill

before 900; Middle English fillen, Old English fyllan; cognate with German füllen, Gothic fulljan to make full; see full1
SYNONYMS FOR fill
Related formsfill·a·ble, adjectivehalf-filled, adjectiveun·filled, adjectivewell-filled, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unfilled

British Dictionary definitions for unfilled (1 of 2)

unfilled

/ (ʌnˈfɪld) /

adjective

(of a container, receptacle, etc) not having become or been made fullunfilled stomachs
(of a job, role, etc) not occupied
(of a cake, doughnut, etc) with no fillingunfilled choux pastry will freeze

British Dictionary definitions for unfilled (2 of 2)

fill

/ (fɪl) /

verb (mainly tr often foll by up)

noun

material such as gravel, stones, etc, used to bring an area of ground up to a required level
one's fill the quantity needed to satisfy oneto eat your fill

Word Origin for fill

Old English fyllan; related to Old Frisian fella, Old Norse fylla, Gothic fulljan, Old High German fullen; see full 1, fulfil
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Idioms and Phrases with unfilled

fill


In addition to the idioms beginning with fill

  • filled to the brim
  • fill in
  • fill out
  • fill someone's shoes
  • fill the bill

also see:

  • back and fill
  • get one's fill of

Also see underfull.

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