- 1to make something full or to become full
- 2to put a substance into a container or a space until it is completely full
- 3to provide someone with the information or things that they need or want
Using fill: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fill" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
Please fill the glass with water.
I need to fill up my car with gas.
She filled the room with laughter.
Can you fill me in on what happened while I was away?
The restaurant filled quickly with customers.
fill Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using fill
The cup was filled to the brim with hot chocolate.
It will be difficult to find someone who can fill his shoes as CEO.
The new library will fill a void in the community's resources.
Phrases with fill
Can you fill me in on the details of the meeting?
Please fill out this application form and return it to us.
This new software really fills the bill for our accounting needs.
Origins of fill
from Old English 'fyllan', meaning 'to fill, replenish'
Summary: fill in Brief
The verb 'fill' [fɪl] means to make something full or to become full, to put a substance into a container or a space until it is completely full, or to provide someone with the information or things that they need or want. It is used in contexts ranging from filling a glass with water to filling out a form or providing information. Phrases like 'fill in' and 'fill the bill' extend its usage, while idioms like 'filled to the brim' and 'fill a void' add descriptive and metaphorical dimensions.