Backfill meaning

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Material used to refill an excavated area.
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To refill (an excavated area) with such material.
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To fill (a job or position that has been vacated).
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To refill (an excavation) as with earth, etc. previously removed.
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Backfill is defined as to return soil and other materials to a hole after it was dug.

An archeologist that puts dirt back into a trench that was dug is an example of to backfill.

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The definition of backfill is material used to refill a hole, usually what was previously dug out of the hole.

Dirt and gravel are examples of backfill.

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To refill a hole with the material dug out of it.
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(archaeology) To refill an excavation unit to restore the former ground surface and or to preserve the unit and make it recognizable as having been excavated.
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(US) To provide reserve support.
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(US) To replenish or restock due to attrition or loss.

The company backfilled Joe's position after he was terminated.

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The material that has been used to refill an excavation.
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(US) Reserve support personnel.
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(US) That which backfills; a replacement.
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(literature) Material in a story set earlier in the past, providing history or context for the current action.
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Material used in refilling an excavation.
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Origin of backfill