Filling
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 much as can be held or contained; to put or pour into, till no more can be received; to occupy the whole capacity of. [1913 Webster]

The rain also filleth the pools. --Ps. lxxxiv. 6. [1913 Webster]

Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. Anf they filled them up to the brim. --John ii. 7. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

And God blessed them, saying. Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas. --Gen. i. 22. [1913 Webster]

The Syrians filled the country. --1 Kings xx. 27. [1913 Webster]

3. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy. [1913 Webster]

Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fillso great a multitude? --Matt. xv. 33. [1913 Webster]

Things that are sweet and fat are more filling. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as an incumbent; to occupy; to hold; as, a king fills a throne; the president fills the office of chief magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair. [1913 Webster]

5. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy. --A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) (a) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails. (b) To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails. [1913 Webster]

7. (Civil Engineering) To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel. [1913 Webster]

{To fill in}, to insert; as, he filled in the figures.

{To fill out}, to extend or enlarge to the desired limit; to make complete; as, to fill out a bill.

{To fill up}, to make quite full; to fill to the brim or entirely; to occupy completely; to complete. ``The bliss that fills up all the mind.'' --Pope. ``And fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ.'' --Col. i. 24. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Filling — Fill ing, n. 1. That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or to supply a deficiency; as, filling for a cavity in a tooth, a depression in a roadbed, the space between exterior and interior walls of masonry, the pores of open grained …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Filling — may refer to:* Filling (cooking), a food mixture used for stuffing * Dental fillings * Symplectic filling, a kind of cobordism in mathematics * Part of the leather crusting processee also* Fill …   Wikipedia

  • filling — verbal noun from FILL (Cf. fill) (v.). Dentistry sense is from 1848. Filling station attested by 1921 …   Etymology dictionary

  • filling — / filler [n] something that takes up capacity batting, bushing, cartridge, center, content, contents, cylinder, dressing, fill, guts*, impletion, inlay, innards, inside, layer, liner, mixture, pack, packing, pad, padding, refill, replenishment,… …   New thesaurus

  • filling — ► NOUN ▪ a quantity or piece of material that fills or is used to fill something. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of food) leaving one with a pleasantly satiated feeling …   English terms dictionary

  • filling — [fil′iŋ] n. 1. the act of one that fills 2. a thing used to fill something else or to supply what is lacking; specif., a) the metal, plastic, etc. inserted by a dentist into a prepared cavity in a tooth b) the foodstuff used between the slices of …   English World dictionary

  • filling — n. (dental) 1) to put in a filling 2) to cement a filling 3) a broken, cracked filling 4) a permanent; temporary filling 5) a filling breaks, cracks; chips; falls out * * * [ fɪlɪŋ] chips crackedfilling cracks falls out …   Combinatory dictionary

  • filling — /fil ing/, n. 1. an act or instance of filling. 2. something that is put in to fill something else: They used sand as filling for the depression. 3. Dentistry. a substance such as cement, amalgam, gold, or the like, used to fill a cavity caused… …   Universalium

  • filling — [[t]fɪ̱lɪŋ[/t]] fillings 1) N COUNT A filling is a small amount of metal or plastic that a dentist puts in a hole in a tooth to prevent further decay. The longer your child can go without needing a filling, the better. 2) N MASS The filling in… …   English dictionary

  • filling — I UK [ˈfɪlɪŋ] / US noun Word forms filling : singular filling plural fillings 1) a) [countable/uncountable] the cream, fruit etc that forms the inside part of a cake or pie a pie with cherry filling b) the substance that forms the inside part of… …   English dictionary

  • filling — fill|ing1 [ˈfılıŋ] adj food that is filling makes your stomach feel full ▪ Pasta and rice are both very filling. filling 2 filling2 n 1.) a small amount of metal that is put into your tooth to cover a hole ▪ gold fillings ↑filling, ↑pastry 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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