fill vs filling what difference

what is difference between fill and filling

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fĭl, IPA(key): /fɪl/, [fɪɫ]
  • Rhymes: -ɪl
  • Homophone: Phil

Etymology 1

From Middle English fillen, fullen, from Old English fyllan (to fill, fill up, replenish, satisfy; complete, fulfill), from Proto-Germanic *fullijaną (to make full, fill), from *fullaz (full), from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós (full). Cognate with Scots fill (to fill), West Frisian folje (to fill), Low German füllen (to fill), Dutch vullen (to fill), German füllen (to fill), Danish fylde (to fill), Swedish fylla (to fill), Norwegian fylle (to fill), Icelandic fylla (to fill) and Latin plenus (full)

Verb

fill (third-person singular simple present fills, present participle filling, simple past and past participle filled)

  1. (transitive) To occupy fully, to take up all of.
    • c. 1761, Tobias Smollett, translator, Don Quixote, part 2, book 5, chapter 4:
      [] the drums began to thunder, the sound of trumpets filled the air, the earth trembled beneath their feet, and the hearts of the gazing multitude throbbed with suspense and expectation []
    • c. 1860, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, chapter 38:
      And now that I have given the one chapter to the theme that so filled my heart, and so often made it ache and ache again, I pass on, unhindered, to the event that had impended over me longer yet [] .
  2. (transitive) To add contents to (a container, cavity, or the like) so that it is full.
    • 1950, Arthur W. Upfield, The Bachelors of Broken Hill, chapter 11:
      She continued to frown as she filled Bony’s cup and added brandy to her own.
    • 2005, Wendy Coakley-Thompson, What You Won’t Do for Love, 2006 edition, →ISBN, page 10 [1]:
      She forgave him the pain as he filled the cavity in her back molar. Three weeks later, she let him fill a more intimate cavity.
    • 2006, Gilbert Morris, Sante Fe Woman, B&H, page 95 [2]:
      Grat Herendeen was the first man, a huge man with his bull whip coiled and over his shoulder seeming almost a part of him. He grinned at her as she filled his plate with the eggs and motioned toward the bacon. “Help yourself, Grat.”
  3. To enter (something), making it full.
    • 1910 May 13, John C. Sherwin, opinion, Delashmutt et al. v. Chicago, B. & Q. R. Co. et al., reprinted in volume 126, North Western Reporter, page 359, at 360:
      In the evening of the 14th of July, there was a rainfall of 3 or 3½ inches in that locality. The water filled the ditch so full that it overflowed the levees on both sides in many places [] .
    • 2004, Peter Westen, The Logic of Consent, Ashgate, →ISBN, page 322 [3]:
      As the crowd filled the aisles, S repeated loudly what he had announced upon entering the stadium: ‘I don’t want anyone to touch me, and I will call the police if anyone does.’
  4. (intransitive) To become full.
  5. (intransitive) To become pervaded with something.
  6. (transitive) To satisfy or obey (an order, request, or requirement).
  7. (transitive) To install someone, or be installed, in (a position or office), eliminating a vacancy.
    • 1891 January 23, Allen Morse, opinion, Lawrence v. Hanley, reprinted in volume 47, Northwestern Reporter, page 753, at 755:
      The board of supervisors called a specal[sic] election to fill the office, and at such special election Henry C. Andrews was elected judge of probate to fill out the said term.
  8. (transitive) To treat (a tooth) by adding a dental filling to it.
    • a. 1891, “Intimate Diagnosis of Diseased Teeth”, in Items of Interest: A Monthly Magazine of Dental Art, Science and Literature, volume 13, number 11, November 1891, page 657 [4]:
      Be that as it may, had the disturbance continued after our having filled the molar, and presuming that nothing had been done to the bicuspid, we might have been still as far as ever from knowing where the trouble lay.
  9. (transitive) To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
    • Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
  10. (transitive, nautical) To trim (a yard) so that the wind blows on the after side of the sails.
  11. (transitive, slang, vulgar, of a male) To have sexual intercourse with (a female).
Synonyms
  • (occupy fully, take up all of): pervade
  • (have sexual intercourse with a female): dick, get up in, knob, swive; see also Thesaurus:copulate with
Antonyms
  • (add contents to a container or cavity): empty
  • (to become full): empty
Hyponyms
  • backfill
  • polyfill
  • refill
Derived terms
  • backfill
  • filler
  • filling
  • forthfill
  • fulfill, fulfil
  • overfill
Related terms
Related terms
  • full
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English fylle, vülle, fülle, from Old English fyllu, from Proto-Germanic *fullį̄ (fullness). Cognate with German Fülle.

Noun

fill (plural fills)

  1. (after a possessive) A sufficient or more than sufficient amount.
    Don’t feed him any more: he’s had his fill.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night:
      Then they set somewhat of food before me, whereof I ate my fill, and gave me somewhat of clothes wherewith I clad myself anew and covered my nakedness; after which they took me up into the ship, []
  2. An amount that fills a container.
    The mixer returned to the plant for another fill.
  3. The filling of a container or area.
    That machine can do 20 fills a minute.
    This paint program supports lines, circles, and textured fills.
  4. Inexpensive material used to occupy empty spaces, especially in construction.
    The ruins of earlier buildings were used as fill for more recent construction.
  5. (archaeology) Soil and/or human-created debris discovered within a cavity or cut in the layers and exposed by excavation; fill soil.
  6. An embankment, as in railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the place which is to be filled.
  7. (music) A short passage, riff, or rhythmic sound that helps to keep the listener’s attention during a break between the phrases of a melody.
    bass fill

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

  • fill soil
  • fill up
Translations

Etymology 3

See thill.

Noun

fill (plural fills)

  1. One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)
    • 2008, Martha E. Green, Pioneers in Pith Helmets
      It was a challenge to learn to harness him, guide him slowly back between the fills of the carriage, then to fasten the right buckles and snaps, making the harness and buggy all ready for travel to church or to town.

Albanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiɫ̪/

Etymology 1

Borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Latin filum.

Noun

fill m (plural fije)

  1. thread, yarn

Etymology 2

Unclear. Probably from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (to place, stell; fixed, motionless, still, stiff)

Adverb

fill

  1. at once, immediately, alone
  2. instant
Derived terms
  • filloj
  • zanafillë

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan filh, from Latin fīlius, from Latin fīlios (son), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁y-li-os (sucker), a derivation from the verbal root *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck). Cognate to Occitan filh, French fils.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈfiʎ/
  • Rhymes: -iʎ

Noun

fill m (plural fills)

  1. son

Derived terms

  • fill de puta

Related terms

  • afillar
  • filial
  • filla

Further reading

  • “fill” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Irish

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /fʲiːlʲ/
  • (Galway) IPA(key): /fʲiːl̠ʲ/
  • (Mayo, Ulster) IPA(key): /fʲɪl̠ʲ/

Etymology 1

From Old Irish fillid (turns back), from Proto-Celtic *wel-n-, from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (turn); compare German walzen (roll), Latin volvō (turn)

Verb

fill (present analytic filleann, future analytic fillfidh, verbal noun filleadh, past participle fillte)

  1. turn back
  2. return
  3. fold
  4. (biology, geology, medicine) plicate
  5. (medicine, of symptoms) recur
Conjugation
Derived terms
  • athfhill (recur; (of decimals) circulate; refold; reflect)

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

fill

  1. genitive singular of feall

Mutation

References

  • “fill” in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “fillid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish fillid (turns back), from Proto-Celtic *wel-n-, from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (turn).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːʎ/

Verb

fill (past dh’fhill, future fillidh, verbal noun filleadh, past participle fillte)

  1. fold; plait; twill
  2. imply
  3. contain, include

Derived terms

  • eadar-fhill (intervolve)

Mutation

References

  • “fill” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “fillid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪlɪŋ/
    • (US) IPA(key): [ˈfɪɫlɪŋ]
  • Rhymes: -ɪlɪŋ

Verb

filling

  1. present participle of fill

Adjective

filling (comparative more filling, superlative most filling)

  1. Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach.
    a filling meal
    • 1925-29, Mahadev Desai (translator), M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Part I, chapter xiv:
      We had oatmeal porridge for breakfast, which was fairly filling, but I always starved at lunch and dinner. My friend continually reasoned with me to eat meat, but I always pleaded my vow and then remained silent.

Translations

See also

  • stick to one’s ribs

Noun

filling (plural fillings)

  1. Anything that is used to fill something.
  2. The contents of a pie, etc.
  3. (dentistry) Any material used to fill a cavity in a tooth or the result of using such material.
    I will be using a rapid-setting cement filling.
    My temporary filling fell out and got lost.
  4. The woof in woven fabrics.
  5. Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.
  6. (Protestantism) A religious experience attributed to the Holy Ghost “filling” a believer. [since late 19th or early 20th c.]
    • 1903, William Edward Biederwolf, A Help to the Study of the Holy Spirit, James H. Earle & Company (publ.), page 100.
    • 2011, Raymond F. Culpepper, Understanding the Ministry of the Holy Spirit, Pathway Press, page 33.
    • 2016, Zacharias Tanee Fomum, You Can Receive The Baptism Into The Holy Spirit Now, self-published.
    Synonyms: enduement, second baptism

Translations

See also

  • filing

Mauritian Creole

Alternative forms

  • filing

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /filiŋ/

Etymology

From English filling station

Noun

filling

  1. facility which sells fuel and lubricants for motor vehicles; gas station

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