a person or thing that fills; specif.,
- matter added to some other to increase bulk, improve consistency, etc.
- a preparation used to fill in the cracks, grain, etc. of wood before painting or varnishing
- the bunch of blended tobacco held together by a binder leaf to form a cigar
- a short, space-filling item as in a newspaper; squib
- the paper to be inserted into a loose-leaf notebook, etc.
- Archit. a plate put in to fill a space, as between two structural parts
One that fills, as:
a. Something added to augment weight or size or fill space.
b. A composition, especially a semisolid that hardens on drying, used to fill pores, cracks, or holes in wood, plaster, or other construction surfaces before finishing.
c. Tobacco used to form the body of a cigar.
d. A short item used to fill space in a publication.
e. Something, such as a news item, public-service message, or music, used to fill time in a radio or television presentation.
f. A sheaf of loose papers used to fill a notebook or binder.
g. Architecture An element, such as a plate, used to fill the space between two supporting members.
- One who fills.
- Something added to fill a space or add weight or size.
- Any semisolid substance used to fill gaps, cracks or pores.
- A relatively inert ingredient added to modify physical characteristics.
- A short article in a newspaper or magazine.
- A short piece of music or an announcement between radio or TV programmes.
- Any spoken sound or word used to fill gaps in speech; filled pause.
- Cut tobacco used to make up the body of a cigar.
- (computing) In COBOL, the description of an unnamed part of a record that contains no data relevant to a given context.
- (horticulture) A plant that lacks a distinctive shape and can fill inconvenient spaces around other plants in pots or gardens.
OriginSee also: fillér
fill + -er