Definitions for fillingˈfɪl ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fill•ingˈfɪl ɪŋ(n.)

  1. an act or instance of filling.

  2. something that is put in as a filler.

  3. a substance such as cement, amalgam, gold, or the like, used to fill a cavity caused by decay in a tooth.

    Category: Dentistry

  4. Category: Textiles

    Ref: Also called weft 1 , woof. 1 1

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. filling, fill(noun)

    any material that fills a space or container

    "there was not enough fill for the trench"

  2. filling(noun)

    flow into something (as a container)

  3. filling(noun)

    a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.

  4. woof, weft, filling, pick(noun)

    the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

  5. filling(noun)

    (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"; "an informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'"

  6. filling(noun)

    the act of filling something

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. filling(noun)ˈfɪl ɪŋ

    the things used to fill the inside of sth

    What's the filling in the pie?

  2. fillingˈfɪl ɪŋ

    a substance used to fill a hole in a tooth

    ***One of my fillings cracked.

  3. filling(adjective)ˈfɪl ɪŋ

    (of food) making you feel full quickly

    a rich and very filling dish


  1. filling(Noun)

    Anything that is used to fill something.

  2. filling(Noun)

    The contents of a pie, etc.

  3. filling(Noun)

    A piece of amalgam used to fill a cavity in a tooth.

  4. filling(Adjective)

    Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach

    a filling meal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Filling

    of Fill

  2. Filling(noun)

    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

  3. Filling(noun)

    the woof in woven fabrics

  4. Filling(noun)

    prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'filling' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4058

Translations for filling

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


anything used to fill

The filling has come out of my tooth; He put an orange filling in the cake.

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