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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 the child with pride"; "fill a container";
    - fill up
     
  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. Obtain something that is wanted, needed or required
    - 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 [informal], 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

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