- fill [fil]vt.[ME fillen, fullen < OE fyllan < Gmc * fulljan, to make full < * fulla- (> Goth fulls, FULL1) + -jan, caus. suffix]1.a) to put as much as possible into; make fullb) to put a considerable quantity of something into [to fill the tub for a bath, to fill one's life with joy]2.a) to take up or occupy all or nearly all the capacity, area, or extent of [the crowd filled the room]b) to spread or be diffused throughout3.a) to occupy (an office, position, etc.)b) to put a person into (an office, position, etc.)☆ 4. to fulfill (an engagement to perform, speak, etc.)5.☆ a) to supply the things needed or called for in (an order, prescription, etc.)b) to satisfy (a need, requirement, etc.)6.a) to close or plug (holes, cracks, etc.)b) to insert a filling in (a tooth)7. to satisfy the hunger or desire of; feed or satiate☆ 8. to raise the level of (low land) by adding earth, gravel, etc.9. Naut.a) to cause (a sail) to swell outb) to adjust (a sail) so that the wind strikes its after side☆ 10. Poker to draw the card or cards needed to complete (a straight, flush, or full house)vi.to become fulln.1. all that is needed to make full2. all that is needed to satisfy [to eat or drink one's fill ]☆ 3. anything that fills or is used to fill; esp., earth, gravel, etc. used for filling a hole or depression☆ 4. a piece of land artificially raised to a required level, as a railroad embankment——————fill in1. to fill with some substance2. to make complete by inserting or supplying something3. to insert or supply for completion☆ 4. to be a substitute——————fill out1. to make or become larger, rounder, shapelier, etc.☆ 2. to make (a document, etc.) complete by inserting or supplying information——————☆ fill someone in onInformal to provide someone with additional facts, details, etc. about——————fill upto make or become completely full
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.