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Definition of Fill


  1. One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
  5. 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.
  6. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy.
  7. To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails.
  8. To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails.
  9. To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel.
  10. 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.
  11. To fill a cup or glass for drinking.
  12. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
  13. That which fills; filling; specif., an embankment, as in railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the place which is to be filled.

Fill Quotations

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. - Alice Roosevelt Longworth
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
Morihei Ueshiba

Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.
Kevin R. Stone

The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.
Henry Rollins
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Fill Translations

fill in Afrikaans is vol maak, invul
fill in Danish is fylde
fill in Dutch is invullen, dempen, spekken, vullen
fill in French is percevoir, bondons, remplis, poulain, remplissent
fill in Latin is repleo, effercio
fill in Norwegian is plombere, fyll, fylle
fill in Swedish is plombera, fylla
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