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English noun: fill

1. fill (quantity) a quantity sufficient to satisfy


SamplesHe ate his fill of potatoes.
She had heard her fill of gossip.


Broader (hypernym)enough, sufficiency

2. fill (substance) any material that fills a space or container


SamplesThere was not enough fill for the trench.


Synonymsfilling


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff


Narrower (hyponym)cement


English verb: fill

1. fill (change) make full, also in a metaphorical sense


SamplesFill a container.
Fill the child with pride.


ExamplesThey fill the cart with boxes


Synonymsfill up, make full


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bolster, brim, charge, clog, clutter, clutter up, complete, deluge, electrify, farce, fill again, flood, heap, impregnate, impregnate, infuse, ink, instill, inundate, lade, laden, line, load, load, load up, lube, lubricate, overfill, overload, pack, pad, populate, prime, refill, replenish, saturate, stuff, stuff, surcharge, swamp, tincture, top off


Causefill, fill up


Antonymsempty

2. fill (change) become full


SamplesThe pool slowly filled with water.
The theater filled up slowly.


Synonymsfill up


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)flood, rack up, water


Antonymsempty, discharge

3. fill (stative) occupy the whole of


SamplesThe liquid fills the container.


ExamplesThe books fill the box


Synonymsoccupy


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)crowd, take up

4. fill (social) assume, as of positions or roles


SamplesShe took the job as director of development.
He occupies the position of manager.
The young prince will soon occupy the throne.


Synonymsoccupy, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do work, work


Verb groupassume, strike, take, take up

5. fill (consumption) fill or meet a want or need


Synonymsfulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)allay, answer, appease, assuage, feed on, feed upon, quell, quench, slake, stay

6. fill (social) appoint someone to (a position or a job)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)employ, engage, hire

7. fill (consumption) eat until one is sated


SamplesHe filled up on turkey.


Synonymsfill up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)eat

8. fill (consumption) fill to satisfaction


SamplesI am sated.


Synonymsreplete, sate, satiate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in


Narrower (hyponym)cloy, pall

9. fill (change) plug with a substance


SamplesFill a cavity.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on


Narrower (hyponym)close, fill up









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