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
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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
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