Antonyms for fill


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : fil
Phonetic Transcription : fɪl


Définition fill

Origin :
  • Old English fyllan "fill up, replenish, satisfy," from Proto-Germanic *fullijan (cf. Old Saxon fulljan, Old Norse fylla, Old Frisian fella, Dutch vullen, German füllen "to fill"), a derivative of adj. *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Related: Filled.
  • To fill the bill (1882) originally was U.S. theatrical slang, in reference to a star whose name would be the only one on a show's poster. To fill out "write in required matter" is recorded from 1880. Fill-in "substitute" (n.) is from 1918.
  • noun capacity
  • verb to put in and occupy the whole of
  • verb execute, fulfill
Example sentences :
  • There are plenty of other people ready to fill in the shadows.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • What's Lanning done that he has a right to fill Allister's place with us?
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • "Come, George, fill up your glass," said Ashton repeatedly; but George declined.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • I will sign you a blank cheque, which your uncle can fill up with the amount he has stolen.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It is for me to fill your cups again, since you have drained them to my dear lads of the white jerkin.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper and fill the shells with it.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Add the butter and vanilla, cool, and fill into the éclairs.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Christine Lorenz, while not large, seemed to fill the little room.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • At the White Springs Hotel they stopped to fill the gasolene tank of the car.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I filled my life to the very brim with pleasure, as one might fill a cup to the very brim with wine.
  • Extract from : « De Profundis » by Oscar Wilde

Synonyms for fill

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