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.
Origin of fill
Related formsfill·a·ble, adjectivehalf-filled, adjectiveun·filled, adjectivewell-filled, adjective
Examples from the Web for unfilled
Now he gave it, though the year was not gone, and many leaves were yet unfilled.Moods|Louisa May Alcott
Here and there the yet unfilled depressions in the soil form large but shallow lakes, that in the dry season are mere marshes.
As, for instance, we had taken up some old fence-posts one day, and carelessly left the holes (some two feet deep) unfilled.Natural and Artificial Duck Culture|James Rankin
An unknown, unmeasured, or unfilled region between the infra-red and the "electric" waves.Artificial Light|M. Luckiesh
Do not use ordinary uncolored wax, as it will show in the unfilled pores of the wood.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
British Dictionary definitions for unfilled (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for unfilled (2 of 2)
verb (mainly tr often foll by up)
Word Origin for fill
Idioms and Phrases with unfilled
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.