fill out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fill out become round, plump, or shapely "The young woman is fleshing out"
    • v fill out make bigger or better or more complete
    • v fill out write all the required information onto a form "fill out this questionnaire, please!","make out a form"
    • v fill out make fat or plump "We will plump out that poor starving child"
    • v fill out line or stuff with soft material "pad a bra"
    • v fill out supplement what is thought to be deficient "He eked out his meager pay by giving private lessons","Braque eked out his collages with charcoal"
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Quotations

  • Stanely J. Randall
    Stanely J. Randall
    “The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The nearest to perfection that most people come is when filling out an employment application.”

Usage

In literature:

After a moment the long train pulled out, filled with warm, comfortable people.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Then he filled out a small check.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
He filled his pipe, exclaiming that when he had smoked it out we should fall to work.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
Just fill me out a little tot of Scotch, darling laddie.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
It remains to be seen whether they will be filled out or not.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
His petition had been filled out for him by one of his neighbors: he had no counsel.
"By The Sea" by Heman White Chaplin
He paid his fees and filled out his application, leaving Tucker's office with a new feeling of importance and responsibility.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
The body can be filled out now with raw cotton, tow, or any similar substance not of animal origin.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
The judges filled out the schedule with the corrected time.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
Now to fill out the history of the Clovers, I should tell you of the other three.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Only the summer, with its flowers and the sweet, green out-of-doors, fills one with a kind of thanksgiving.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
He soon began to fill out, and grew to be a saucy, lively fellow.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
As the sun rose higher the breeze stiffened, the sail filled and the brilliant dragon spread out his red body and tail.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
Turn out on a hot dish and fill the centre with creamed fish.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
The rest quickly recovered, their skins filling out perceptibly every day with the good food they received.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
So rapidly does the shell increase, that the frog does not fill up again till spring, when the antlers bud out.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
They had filled out two Warren checks, one for L2,300 payable to Warren, another for L4 10s., payable to bearer.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
The Prince lifted it out, and as he unsheathed it, at the Wise One's word, it filled the hut with a burning glow.
"The Shadow Witch" by Gertrude Crownfield
Filling out one of those little tests they always have.
"Master of None" by Lloyd Neil Goble
The wind might find it out and fill it up with sand while we were doing it.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
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In poetry:

In and out among the trees,
Filling all the night with sound,
The morning, strung upon her star,
Shall chase us round and round.
"Fairies" by Francis Ledwidge
And there across the window-sill
Leans out a white-starred heifer;
She snorts and stamps; then breathes her fill
Of evening's balmy zephyr.
"The House In The Heath" by Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff
Where, from their frozen urns, mute springs
Pour out the river's gradual tide,
Shrilly the skater's iron rings,
And voices fill the woodland side.
"Earlier Poems : Woods In Winter" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thy voice rang out for years and years,
In fancy, yet, we hear its roll,
And see thy face, thro' blinding tears,
Fill'd with a love for ev'ry soul.
"Lines In Memory Of The Late Ven. Archdeacon Elwood, A. M." by Thomas Frederick Young
The burden that I bear would be no less
Should I cry out against it; though I fill
The weary day with sound of my distress,
It were my burden still.
"The Burden" by Theodosia Garrison
Way out there gleams so mighty a star
that all of my eye it now fills;
I’m sure that same star I once saw afar
when I gazed o’er my childhood hills.
"May Night" by Jeppe Aakjaer

In news:

Flickr fights into photo-filter fray, Fed fills out funding.
Fellow student Catherine Carella fills out paperwork at left.
Bielema begins to fill out new Arkansas staff.
My wife helped my daughter fill out a bracket for the NCAA Basketball tournament.
Participants can fill out their brackets online at challonge.com -- links to brackets are located below.
The time has come to fill out your high school football state championship brackets for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings.
After the sold-out Friday night crowd in Neumos had filled out and the anticipation had sufficiently thickened, Tame Impala's four members casually sauntered on stage.
Fill out the form below to report breaking news to NBC11News.
Amarillo and Pampa ISD's both have a form for students to fill out online if they are victims of bullying allowing them to stay anonymous.
Filling out Hall ballot now angst-filled burden .
McCrory begins filling out NC governor's Cabinet .
Frank Tanabe, 92, filled out absentee ballot with his daughter.
Chances are that you filled out a form in 2010 with information about your household as part of that year's Census .
Since the Census is only compiled every 10 years, this is the first time that I got to fill out my own Census form.
When The Advocate asked LGBT voters to fill out an online survey about the election, we couldn't help also throwing in a question about who you have in mind for 2016.
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In science:

Filled symbols correspond to the out-degree property, and same open symbols—to the corresponding in-degree property, see legend and definitions in the text.
Adaptive Random Walks on the Class of Web Graph
It is clear that with this table one can carry out sums by reducing the pieces of an hexagon filled with a piece of the following hexagon like one makes with the abacuses of decimal base.
A geometrical link between the circle and sexagesimal system
Figure 1. The cell design: OO’ - optical axis, P - electric polarization vector for the laser beam, M – microphone, In – gas inlet port, Out - gas outlet port. The wave pattern (grey filling) inside the cell cavity demonstrates a spatial amplitude distribution for the acoustic standing wave of mode ν2.
Small-Size Resonant Photoacoustic Cell of Inclined Geometry for Gas Detection
As Fill (1998) has pointed out, the usual version of CFTP will on occasion enter a state where the expected additional running time before outputing an answer can be large.
How to Couple from the Past Using a Read-Once Source of Randomness
Fill ports for liquid nitrogen and helium stick out from the top.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
Fill out the outside of the tube, and take the Turaev-ViroOcneanu invariant of it.
(2+1)-dimensional topological quantum field theory from subfactors and Dehn surgery formula for 3-manifold invariants
As soon as the first drop of the fluid flows out of the porous stone, the pressure/volume controller is stopped and the volume of the fluid which has filled the corresponding part of the drainage system is directly given by the volume change of the pressure/volume controller.
Effect of the volume of the drainage system on the measurement of undrained thermo-poro-elastic parameters
For example, in the case of US cities, state abbreviations are included in order to be able to distinguish, for example, between “Athens, OH” and “Athens, GA.” One can additionally consider to fill out the addresses listed as “0,0” for the coordinates in the resulting file using the other engine.
Which cities produce excellent papers worldwide more than can be expected? A new mapping approach--using Google Maps--based on statistical significance testing
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