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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

What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.
Robert E. Lee

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
Swami Sivananda

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
Johannes Brahms
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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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