Antonyms of verb fill

2 of 9 senses of fill

Sense 1
fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")
       Antonym of empty (Sense 1)
      => empty -- (make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building")

Sense 2
fill, fill up -- (become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly")
       Antonym of empty (Sense 2)
      => empty, discharge -- (become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fill

9 senses of fill

Sense 1
fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")
          Phrasal Verb-> fill in#2; fill out#5

Sense 2
fill, fill up -- (become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 3
occupy, fill -- (occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 4
fill, take, occupy -- (assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne")
       => work, do work -- (be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college")

Sense 5
meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil -- (fill or meet a want or need)
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Sense 6
fill -- (appoint someone to (a position or a job))
       => hire, engage, employ -- (engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?")

Sense 7
fill up, fill -- (eat until one is sated; "He filled up on turkey")
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

Sense 8
satiate, sate, replete, fill -- (fill to satisfaction; "I am sated")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 9
fill -- (plug with a substance; "fill a cavity")
       => repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on -- (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please")

Antonyms of adj filled

3 senses of filled

Sense 1
filled -- ((usually followed by `with' or used as a combining form) generously supplied with; "theirs was a house filled with laughter"; "a large hall filled with rows of desks"; "fog-filled air")

INDIRECT (VIA full) -> empty -- (holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours")

Sense 2
filled (vs. unfilled) -- (of purchase orders that have been filled)

unfilled (vs. filled) -- (of purchase orders that have not been filled)

Sense 3
filled -- ((of time) taken up; "well-filled hours")

INDIRECT (VIA occupied) -> unoccupied -- (not held or filled or in use; "an unoccupied telephone booth"; "unoccupied hours")

Similarity of adj filled

3 senses of filled

Sense 1
filled -- ((usually followed by `with' or used as a combining form) generously supplied with; "theirs was a house filled with laughter"; "a large hall filled with rows of desks"; "fog-filled air")
       => full (vs. empty) -- (containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing")

Sense 2
filled (vs. unfilled) -- (of purchase orders that have been filled)
       Participle of verb fill (Sense 5)
      => meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil -- (fill or meet a want or need)
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Sense 3
filled -- ((of time) taken up; "well-filled hours")
       => occupied (vs. unoccupied) -- (held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied")

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