filling
noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of filling 2. something used to fill a cavity, container, or depression 3. something that completes: as a. the yarn interlacing the warp in a fabric; also yarn for the shuttle b. a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches

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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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