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Definition 1: a quantity sufficient to satisfy - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where fill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ate his fill of potatoes
  • she had heard her fill of gossip

(fill is a kind of ...) an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose

"enough is as good as a feast" "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country"

Definition 2: any material that fills a space or container - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where fill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was not enough fill for the trench

Synonyms for fill in the sense of this definition

(fill is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of fill ) any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth

Definition 3: become full - [verb of change]

Samples where fill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pool slowly filled with water
  • The theater filled up slowly

Synonyms for fill in the sense of this definition

(fill is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill with tears

"His eyes were watering"

(... is a kind of fill ) become filled to overflowing

"Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

(... is a kind of fill ) supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)

Definition 4: make full, also in a metaphorical sense - [verb of change]

Samples where fill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fill a container
  • fill the child with pride

Synonyms for fill in the sense of this definition

(fill is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill with priming liquid

"prime a car engine"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill plentifully

"line one's pockets"

(... is a kind of fill ) bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements

"A child would complete the family"

(... is a kind of fill ) infuse or fill completely

"Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill, as with a certain quality

"The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"

(... is a kind of fill ) charge (a conductor) with electricity

(... is a kind of fill ) apply a lubricant to

"lubricate my car"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill to an excessive degree

"The air was surcharged with tension"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill or place a load on

"load a car" "load the truck with hay"

(... is a kind of fill ) provide (a device) with something necessary

"He loaded his gun carefully" "load the camera"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

"the basement was inundated after the storm" "The images flooded his mind"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill something that had previously been emptied

"refill my glass, please"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill with ink

"ink a pen"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill a space in a disorderly way

(... is a kind of fill ) fill to excess so that function is impaired

"Fear clogged her mind" "The story was clogged with too many details"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill as much as possible

"brim a cup to good fellowship"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill with a stuffing while cooking

"Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill tightly with a material

"stuff a pillow with feathers"

(... is a kind of fill ) add padding to

"pad the seat of the chair"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill with inhabitants

"populate the forest with deer and wild boar for hunting"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill to the point of almost overflowing

"She topped off the cup"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill to overflow

"heap the platter with potatoes"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill beyond capacity

"overfill the baskets"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill to capacity

"This singer always packs the concert halls" "The murder trial packed the court house"

(fill causes ...) become full

"The pool slowly filled with water" "The theater filled up slowly"

Definition 5: plug with a substance - [verb of change]

Samples where fill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fill a cavity

(fill is a kind of ...) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill or stop up

"Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

Definition 6: fill to satisfaction - [verb of consumption]

Samples where fill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am sated

Synonyms for fill in the sense of this definition

(fill is a kind of ...) serve oneself to, or consume regularly

"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

(... is a kind of fill ) cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing

"Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"

Definition 7: eat until one is sated - [verb of consumption]

Samples where fill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He filled up on turkey

Synonyms for fill in the sense of this definition

(fill is a kind of ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

Definition 8: fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction - [verb of consumption]

Samples where fill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
  • This job doesn't match my dreams
  • meet a need

Synonyms for fill in the sense of this definition

(fill is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of fill ) be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of

"This may answer her needs"

(... is a kind of fill ) overcome or allay

"quell my hunger"

(... is a kind of fill ) satisfy in a limited way

"He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"

(... is a kind of fill ) be sustained by

"He fed on the great ideas of her mentor"

(... is a kind of fill ) satisfy (thirst)

"The cold water quenched his thirst"

(... is a kind of fill ) be what is needed or be good enough for what is required

"Does this restaurant fit the bill for the celebration?"

(... is a kind of fill ) meet the requirements or expectations of

(... is a kind of fill ) be agreeable or acceptable to

"This suits my needs"

Samples where fill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She took the job as director of development
  • he occupies the position of manager
  • the young prince will soon occupy the throne

Synonyms for fill in the sense of this definition

(fill is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

(fill has a similar meaning as ...) occupy or take on

"He assumes the lotus position" "She took her seat on the stage" "We took our seats in the orchestra" "She took up her position behind the tree" "strike a pose"

(fill is a kind of ...) engage or hire for work

"They hired two new secretaries in the department" "How many people has she employed?"

Definition 11: occupy the whole of - [verb of stative]

Samples where fill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The liquid fills the container

Synonyms for fill in the sense of this definition

(fill is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

(... is a kind of fill ) fill or occupy to the point of overflowing

"The students crowded the auditorium"

(... is a kind of fill ) take up time or space

"take up the slack"

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