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Definitions of filled word
- verb with object filled to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water. 1
- verb with object filled to occupy to the full capacity: Water filled the basin. The crowd filled the hall. 1
- verb with object filled to supply to an extreme degree or plentifully: to fill a house with furniture; to fill the heart with joy. 1
- verb with object filled to satisfy fully the hunger of; satiate: The roast beef filled the diners. 1
- verb with object filled to put into a receptacle: to fill sand into a pail. 1
- verb with object filled to be plentiful throughout: Fish filled the rivers. 1
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Origin of filled
First appearance:before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fillen, Old English fyllan; cognate with German füllen, Gothic fulljan to make full; see full1
Parts of speech for Filled
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for filled
- full — completely filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity: a full cup.
- brimming — completely full with something
- replete — abundantly supplied or provided; filled (usually followed by with): a speech replete with sentimentality.
- permeated — to pass into or through every part of: Bright sunshine permeated the room.
- occupied — to take or fill up (space, time, etc.): I occupied my evenings reading novels.
- complete — You use complete to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
- jam-packed — to fill or pack as tightly or fully as possible: We jam-packed the basket with all kinds of fruit.
- chock-full — Something that is chock-full is completely full.
- packed — transporting, or used in transporting, a pack or load: pack animals.
Antonyms for filled
- needy — in a condition of need or want; poverty-stricken; impoverished; extremely poor; destitute.
- empty — A container (esp. a bottle or glass) left empty of its contents.
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