fill

When you fill something, you add to it until it's full, or has enough. When your car's almost out of gas, you have to fill the tank at a gas station.

You can fill a bathtub with hot water and bubbles, but there's also a figurative way to fill: "Scary movies fill me with anxiety," or "Traveling fills me with a sense of adventure." When the smell of chopped raw onions fills the air in your kitchen, your eyes might reflexively fill with tears. When fill is a noun, it means "something that fills a space."

Primary Meanings of fill

1.
vn
make full, also in a metaphorical sense
any material that fills a space or container
2.
v
fill or meet a want or need
Full Definitions of fill
1

v make full, also in a metaphorical sense

fill a container”
fill the child with pride”
Synonyms:
fill up, make full
Antonyms:
empty
make void or empty of contents
Types:
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clutter, clutter up
fill a space in a disorderly way
clog, overload
fill to excess so that function is impaired
brim
fill as much as possible
farce, stuff
fill with a stuffing while cooking
stuff
fill tightly with a material
bolster, pad
add padding to
populate
fill with inhabitants
top off
fill to the point of almost overflowing
heap
fill to overflow
overfill
fill beyond capacity
ink
fill with ink
fill again, refill, replenish
fill something that had previously been emptied
prime
fill with priming liquid
line
fill plentifully
complete
bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
impregnate, saturate
infuse or fill completely
impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture
fill, as with a certain quality
electrify
charge (a conductor) with electricity
lube, lubricate
apply a lubricant to
surcharge
fill to an excessive degree
lade, laden, load, load up
fill or place a load on
charge, load
provide (a device) with something necessary
deluge, flood, inundate, swamp
fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
pack
fill to capacity
medicate
impregnate with a medicinal substance
alcoholise, alcoholize
treat or infuse with alcohol
cork
stuff with cork
people
fill with people
imbue, soak
fill, soak, or imbue totally
ammonify
treat with ammonia; cause to undergo ammonification
thoriate
impregnate with thorium oxide to increase thermionic emission
stuff
treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting
charge
saturate
drench, imbrue
permeate or impregnate
red-ink
mark with red ink
load down, pack
load with a pack
bomb up
load an aircraft with bombs
overcharge, overload, surcharge
place too much a load on
recharge, reload
load anew
reload
place a new load on
stack
load or cover with stacks
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v become full

“The pool slowly filled with water”
“The theater filled up slowly”
Synonyms:
fill up
Antonyms:
discharge, empty
become empty or void of its content
Types:
water
fill with tears
flood
become filled to overflowing
rack up
supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v occupy the whole of

“The liquid fills the container”
Synonyms:
occupy
Types:
crowd
fill or occupy to the point of overflowing
take up
take up time or space
Type of:
be
occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

v plug with a substance

fill a cavity”
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close, fill up
fill or stop up
seal
close with or as if with a seal
plug, secure, stop up
fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
coapt, conglutinate
cause to adhere
Type of:
bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on
restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

v fill to satisfaction

Synonyms:
replete, sate, satiate
Types:
cloy, pall
cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
Type of:
consume, have, ingest, take, take in
serve oneself to, or consume regularly

v eat until one is sated

“He filled up on turkey”
Synonyms:
fill up
Type of:
eat
take in solid food

n any material that fills a space or container

“there was not enough fill for the trench”
Synonyms:
filling
Types:
cement
any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
Type of:
material, stuff
the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

n a quantity sufficient to satisfy

“he ate his fill of potatoes”
“she had heard her fill of gossip”
Type of:
enough, sufficiency
an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose
2

v fill or meet a want or need

Synonyms:
fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy
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answer
be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of
appease, quell, stay
overcome or allay
feed on, feed upon
be sustained by
allay, assuage, quench, slake
satisfy (thirst)
Type of:
cater, ply, provide, supply
give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

v appoint someone to (a position or a job)

Type of:
employ, engage, hire
engage or hire for work

v assume, as of positions or roles

Synonyms:
occupy, take
assume, strike, take, take up
occupy or take on
Type of:
do work, work
be employed

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