(Fil"i*coid), n. (Bot.) A fernlike plant. Lindley.
(Fi*li"e*ty) n. [L. filietas.] The relation of a son to a father; sonship; the correlative of paternity.
J. S. Mill.
(Fi*lif"er*ous) a. [L. filum a thread + -ferous.] Producing threads. Carpenter.
(Fil"i*form) a. [L. filum thread + -form: cf. F. filiforme.] Having the shape of a thread or filament; as,
the filiform papillæ of the tongue; a filiform style or peduncle. See Illust. of AntennÆ.
(Fil"i*grain, Fil"i*grane) n. [Sp. filigrana (cf. It. filigrana, E. filigrane), fr. L. filuma thread +
granum grain. See File a row, and Grain, and cf. Filigree.] Filigree. [Archaic]
With her head . . . touches the crown of filigrane.Longfellow.
(Fil"i*graned) a. See Filigreed. [Archaic]
(Fil"i*gree) n. [Corrupted fr. filigrane.] Ornamental work, formerly with grains or breads, but
now composed of fine wire and used chiefly in decorating gold and silver to which the wire is soldered,
being arranged in designs frequently of a delicate and intricate arabesque pattern.
(Fil"i*gree), a. Relating to, composed of, or resembling, work in filigree; as, a filigree basket.
Hence: Fanciful; unsubstantial; merely decorative.
You ask for reality, not fiction and filigree work.J. C. Shairp.
(Fil"i*greed) a. Adorned with filigree. Tatler.
(Fil"ing) n. A fragment or particle rubbed off by the act of filing; as, iron filings.
(Fil`i*pen"du*lous) a. [L. filum a thread + pendulus hanging, fr. pendre to hang.] (Bot.)
Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities
of slender, threadlike rootlets.
Fill horse, a thill horse. Shak.
(Fill) n. [See Thill.] One of the thills or shafts of a carriage. Mortimer.
(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. füllen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan. fylde, Goth. fulljan. See Full, a.]
1. To make full; to supply with as much as can be held or contained; to put or pour into, till no more can
be received; to occupy the whole capacity of.
The rain also filleth the pools.Ps. lxxxiv. 6.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. Anf they filled them up to the brim.John ii. 7.
2. To furnish an abudant supply to; to furnish with as mush as is desired or desirable; to occupy the whole
of; to swarm in or overrun.
And God blessed them, saying. Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas.Gen. i. 22.
The Syrians filled the country.1 Kings xx. 27.