London was well filled, from what the detective could see, and some of its inhabitants were in the same condition.
By the time the clock in the steeple strikes twelve the church is well filled.
Yet it is obvious that it costs little or no more to operate a well filled ferry-boat than one that is but half-filled.
The place was well filled, and he had to look about to find a seat.
The mistress of Storm saw to it that this gallery was well filled.
That morning the room had been well filled, warm, and in the occupancy of the Lady Deedes.
All minor places in India are filled by natives, and well filled too.
The children are received at any age, and the beds are well filled.
I am told her treasury is far from being so well filled as we have flattered ourselves.
He was the last to enter the restaurant, which was well filled that evening.
Old English fyllan "fill up, replenish, satisfy," from Proto-Germanic *fullijan (cf. Old Saxon fulljan, Old Norse fylla, Old Frisian fella, Dutch vullen, German füllen "to fill"), a derivative of adj. *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Related: Filled.
To fill the bill (1882) originally was U.S. theatrical slang, in reference to a star whose name would be the only one on a show's poster. To fill out "write in required matter" is recorded from 1880. Fill-in "substitute" (n.) is from 1918.
"a full supply," mid-13c., fille, from Old English fylle, from Proto-Germanic *fullin- (cf. Old High German fulli, German Fülle, Old Norse fyllr), noun of state from *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Meaning "extra material in music" is from 1934.