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Noun: filling  fi-ling
  1. Any material that fills a space or container
    "there was not enough filling for the trench";
    - fill
  2. Flow into something (as a container)
  3. A food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
  4. The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
    - woof, weft, pick
  5. (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth
    "when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth"
  6. The act of filling something
Adjective: filling  fi-ling
  1. (of food) easily satisfying the appetite and making one feel full
    "A filling meal"
Verb: fill  fil
  1. Make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"; "fill up a container";
    - fill up, make full
  2. Become full
    "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theatre filled up slowly";
    - fill up
  3. Take up all the available space
    "The liquid fills the container";
    - occupy
  4. Assume, as of positions or roles
    "She filled the job as director of development";
    - take, occupy
  5. Fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condition or restriction
    - fit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fulfill [N. Amer], fulfil [Brit, Cdn]
  6. Appoint someone to (a position or a job)
  7. Eat until one is sated
    "He filled up on turkey";
    - fill up
  8. Fill to satisfaction
    "I am filled";
    - satiate, sate, replete
  9. Plug with a substance
    "fill a cavity"

Derived forms: fillings

See also: fill in, fill out, filled, unfilled

Type of: alter, be, bushel [US], cater, change, change of integrity, change state, concoction, consume, dental appliance, do work, doctor, eat, employ, engage, fix, flow, furbish up, have, hire, ingest, intermixture, material, mend, mixture, modify, ply, provide, repair, restore, stuff, supply, take, take in, thread, touch on, turn, work, yarn

Antonym: empty

Part of: cloth, fabric, material, textile, weave

Encyclopedia: Filling