1. To create full; to supply with as many
as can be held or contained; to put or pour into, before no more can be received; to occupy the intact ability
of. "The rain also
filleth the pools." (Ps. Lxxxiv. 6) "Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. Anf they filled them up to the brim." (John II. 7)
2. To furnish
an abudant supply to; to furnish
with as mush
as is desired or desirable; to occupy the intact
of; to swarm in or overrun. "And God blessed
them, saying. Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill
in the seas." (Gen. I. 22) "The Syrians filled the country." (1 Kings xx. 27)
3. To fill
or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy. "Whence must we have so many bread
in the wilderness, as to fillso great a multitude?" (Matt. Xv. 33) "Things that are sweet and thick
are more filling." (Bacon)
4. To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as an incumbent; to occupy; to keep; as, a king
fills a throne; the president fills the office
of chief magistrate; the speaker of the Home fills the chair.
5. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill
or a vacancy.
6. To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind
filled the sails. To trim
(a yard) so that the wind
on the after side
of the sails.
7. To create an quay in, or raise the level of (a low place), with land or gravel. To fill in, to insert; as, he filled in the figures. To fill out, to extend or enlarge to the desired limit; to create complete; as, to fill out a count. To fill up, to create quite full; to fill to the brim or entirely; to occupy completely; to complete. "The bliss that fills up all the mind." "And fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ."
Origin: OE. Fillen, fullen, AS. Fyllan, fr. Full full; akin to D. Vullen, G. Fullen, Icel. Fylla, Sw. Fylla, Dan. Fylde, Goth. Fulljan. See Full.
Source: Websters Vocabulary