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Meaning of filling by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈfɪlɪŋ/
    • Rhymes: -ɪlɪŋ


    filling ( comparative more filling, superlative most filling )

    1. Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach
      a filling meal


    filling ( plural: fillings )

    1. Anything that is used to fill something .
    2. The contents of a pie, etc .
    3. ( dentistry ) A piece of amalgam used to fill a cavity in a tooth .



    1. Present participle of fill .

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Explanation of filling by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of filling something

    2. a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances ( as metal or plastic ) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth

    3. when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth
      an informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'
    4. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

    5. a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc .

    6. flow into something ( as a container )

    7. any material that fills a space or container

    Definition of filling by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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.

      3. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.

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

      Things that are sweet and fat are more filling. Bacon.

      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.”

      5. To supply with an incumbent; as, “to fill an office or a vacancy”. A. Hamilton.

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

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

      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.

    2. Filling 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 wood, the space between the outer and inner planks of a vessel, etc.”

      2. The woof in woven fabrics.

      3. ( Brewing ) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.

      Back filling. ( Arch. ) See under Back, a.