Fill

Definition of Fill

n.1.One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.
Fill horse
a thill horse.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To make full; to supply with as much as can be held or contained; to put or pour into, till no more can be received; to occupy the whole capacity of.
[imp. & p. p. Filled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Filling.]
The rain also filleth the pools.
- Ps. lxxxiv. 6.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. Anf they filled them up to the brim.
- John ii. 7.
2.To furnish an abudant supply to; to furnish with as mush as is desired or desirable; to occupy the whole of; to swarm in or overrun.
And God blessed them, saying. Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas.
- Gen. i. 22.
The Syrians filled the country.
- 1 Kings xx. 27.
3.To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fillso great a multitude?
- Matt. xv. 33.
Things that are sweet and fat are more filling.
- Bacon.
4.To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as an incumbent; to occupy; to hold; as, a king fills a throne; the president fills the office of chief magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair.
5.To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy.
6.(Naut.) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails.
7.(Civil Engineering) To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel.
To fill in
to insert; as, he filled in the figures.
To fill out
to extend or enlarge to the desired limit; to make complete; as, to fill out a bill.
To fill up
to make quite full; to fill to the brim or entirely; to occupy completely; to complete.
- Pope.
v. i.1.To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind.
2.To fill a cup or glass for drinking.
Give me some wine; fill full.
- Shak.
To back and fill
to grow or become quite full; as, the channel of the river fills up with sand.
n.1.A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
I'll bear thee hence, where I may weep my fill.
- Shak.
2.That which fills; filling; filler; specif., an embankment, as in railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the place which is to be filled.

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