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1. fill

verb. ['ˈfɪl'] make full, also in a metaphorical sense.

Synonyms

  • tincture
  • farce
  • lubricate
  • alter
  • complete
  • saturate
  • overload
  • make full
  • clutter up
  • infuse
  • load up
  • electrify
  • refill
  • deluge
  • change
  • flood
  • clutter
  • inundate
  • pack
  • brim
  • overfill
  • impregnate
  • instill
  • prime
  • replenish
  • lube
  • clog
  • top off
  • lade
  • ink
  • fill again
  • pad
  • swamp
  • load
  • populate
  • charge
  • laden
  • modify
  • line
  • bolster
  • surcharge
  • heap
  • fill up

Antonyms

  • unclutter
  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • fillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyllu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Fill

  • quenneville
  • gaitskill
  • pudwill
  • overbill
  • mcmil
  • mcdill
  • macdill
  • jabril
  • instill
  • grabill
  • goodwill
  • gambill
  • downhill
  • distill
  • distil
  • courville
  • brizill
  • brazil
  • belleville
  • bastille
  • waddill
  • uphill
  • until
  • tamil
  • tallil
  • sunil
  • seville
  • newill
  • medil
  • mcgill

Example sentences of the word fill


1. Verb, base form
Visitors are welcome to bring an empty water bottle to fill from the circa-1779 holy spring on the property.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
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Quotes containing the word fill


1. 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

2. If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
- Charles Caleb Colton

3. 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

2. fill-in

noun. someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).

Synonyms

  • backup man
  • double
  • locum tenens
  • peer
  • match
  • stand-in
  • reliever
  • alternate
  • surrogate
  • substitute
  • stunt woman
  • stunt man
  • compeer
  • equal
  • relief
  • locum
  • replacement

Antonyms

  • single
  • malfunction
  • straighten
  • unequivocal

3. fill

verb. ['ˈfɪl'] become full.

Synonyms

  • change state
  • turn
  • flood
  • fill up
  • rack up

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • fillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyllu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fill

verb. ['ˈfɪl'] occupy the whole of.

Synonyms

  • be
  • crowd
  • occupy

Antonyms

  • dry
  • cool
  • demythologize
  • discharge

Etymology

  • fillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyllu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fill

verb. ['ˈfɪl'] assume, as of positions or roles.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • occupy
  • do work
  • assume
  • work
  • take

Antonyms

  • naturalize
  • brighten
  • occidentalize
  • inactivate

Etymology

  • fillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyllu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fill

noun. ['ˈfɪl'] a quantity sufficient to satisfy.

Synonyms

  • enough

Antonyms

  • conductor
  • unclog

Etymology

  • fillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyllu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fill

verb. ['ˈfɪl'] fill or meet a want or need.

Synonyms

  • satisfy
  • feed upon
  • quell
  • cater
  • provide
  • allay
  • quench
  • meet
  • ply
  • feed on
  • fulfill
  • supply
  • assuage
  • appease
  • slake
  • stay
  • fulfil

Antonyms

  • transitivize
  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring

Etymology

  • fillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyllu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. fill

verb. ['ˈfɪl'] appoint someone to (a position or a job).

Synonyms

  • employ
  • hire

Antonyms

  • accelerate
  • tune
  • denazify

Etymology

  • fillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyllu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. fill

verb. ['ˈfɪl'] eat until one is sated.

Synonyms

  • fill up

Antonyms

  • heat
  • discolor

Etymology

  • fillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyllu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. fill

verb. ['ˈfɪl'] plug with a substance.

Synonyms

  • furbish up
  • fix
  • doctor
  • mend
  • touch on
  • repair
  • close
  • bushel
  • fill up

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • fillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyllu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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