Fill

The price at which an order is executed. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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fill fill [fɪl] verb
1. fill a job/​post/​vacancy etc HUMAN RESOURCES to find and employ a suitable person to do a job that has been advertised:

• Headhunters are charging up to 60% of annual salary to fill a top job.

• The post cannot be filled by a British executive because it requires a more south-east Asian background.

2. fill a gap/​hole/​niche MARKETING to provide a product or service that is needed but is not available or has not been provided before:

• The product has been researched and developed to fill a gap in the market place.

• IBM introduced a mainframe that fills a hole in its product line.

3. fill a need/​demand MARKETING to provide a service that will deal with a problem:

• The futures and options business has filled a need for managing the fluctuating exchange rates.

4. fill an order MANUFACTURING to supply the goods a customer has ordered:

• After filling an order for the car from other Eastern European countries, the plant will be shut down.

fill something → in phrasal verb [transitive]
to write all the information that is requested on an official form; =FILL OUT:

• He filled in the usual trader's form offering to sell the car to the finance company.

• The time sheet is filled in by your supervisor.

fill in for somebody phrasal verb [intransitive]
to do another person's job for a short period of time because they are not there or are unable to do it:
fill in for somebody for

• The supervisor is forbidden by the union contract to fill in for an employee who is on a break.

— see also fill-in
fill something → out phrasal verb [transitive]
another name for fill
fill up phrasal verb [intransitive]
to gradually become full of people, things, or a substance:

• Shares on the Stock Market began to rise, and industry reported order books filling up.

fill up with

• The Antrim Technology Park is filling up with high technology software companies.

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fill UK US /fɪl/ verb [T]
to employ someone to do a job: fill a vacancy/post/position »

It took us over a year to fill that vacancy.

to do a job: fill a vacancy/post/position »

A former state district judge will fill the vacancy created following the CEO's resignation.

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He was political editor of the Sunday Mirror, then filled the same role at Today newspaper.

to provide something such as a product or service that someone wants or needs: fill a gap/niche »

The theory is that the government's venture-capital funds can fill a gap in the market for start-ups.

fill a demand/need »

A new business must fill both a need and a demand. Selling something people need but don't want is noble but not profitable.

to supply a customer with the product or service they have requested: »

The defence ministry called for bids to fill an order for 126 fighter jets.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Fill — Fill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filling}.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full; akin to D. vullen, G. f[ u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan. fylde, Goth. fulljan. See {Full}, a.] 1. To make full; to supply with as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fill — [fil] vt. [ME fillen, fullen < OE fyllan < Gmc * fulljan, to make full < * fulla (> Goth fulls, FULL1) + jan, caus. suffix] 1. a) to put as much as possible into; make full b) to put a considerable quantity of something into [to fill… …   English World dictionary

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill — ► VERB 1) make or become full. 2) block up (a hole, gap, etc.). 3) appoint a person to hold (a vacant post). 4) hold and perform the duties of (a position or role). 5) occupy (time). ► NOUN (one s fill) ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • Fill — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Josef Fill (Bürgermeister) (?), Bürgermeister von Zell am See …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fill — Fill, v. i. 1. To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill a cup or glass for drinking. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — Fill, n. [AS. fyllo. See {Fill}, v. t.] 1. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction. Ye shall eat your fill. Lev. xxv. 19. [1913 Webster] I ll bear thee hence, where I may weep my fill. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — may refer to:*Fill dirt, soil added to an area. *Fill (music), a short segment of instrumental music. *In textiles, the filling yarn is the same as weft, the yarn which is shuttled back and forth across the warp to create a woven fabric. *In… …   Wikipedia

  • FILL — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Peter Fill (* 1982), italienischer Skirennläufer Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fill|er — «FIHL uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that fills. 2. a thing put in to fill something. A pad of paper for a notebook is a filler. 3. a) a liquid or paste used to coat the pores or cracks of a surface, especially wood, before applying paint,… …   Useful english dictionary

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