What does filling mean?

Definitions for filling
ˈfɪl ɪŋfill·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. filling, fillnoun

    any material that fills a space or container

    "there was not enough fill for the trench"

  2. fillingnoun

    flow into something (as a container)

  3. fillingnoun

    a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.

  4. woof, weft, filling, picknoun

    the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

  5. fillingnoun

    (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. fillingnoun

    the act of filling something


  1. fillingnoun

    Anything that is used to fill something.

  2. fillingnoun

    The contents of a pie, etc.

  3. fillingnoun

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

  4. fillingadjective

    Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach

    a filling meal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Filling

    of Fill

  2. Fillingnoun

    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. Fillingnoun

    the woof in woven fabrics

  4. Fillingnoun

    prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. filling

    In ship-carpentry, wood fitted on a timber or elsewhere to make up a defect in the moulding way. This name is sometimes given to a chock.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of filling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of filling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of filling in a Sentence

  1. Ana Cascão:

    The filling of the GERD is just the most critical issue for the three countries to decide upon, and now, ahead of the first filling, a fair and equitable filling strategy must take into account different scenarios on climate and rainfall variability – if it will be one of drought, then the three countries are ready to agree on a slower filling.

  2. Eva Mendes:

    The mini ones and the big ones with the filling.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Stubbornness is the acceleration of the quantum field of success. 2. Nazism, racism, chauvinism, fascism - these are all self-doubt. The superior race is in the highest spiritual dimension and they are confident in themselves, and there is no such complex in absolute equality. 3. For people, ageism of cultures, religions in history and science, the filling of pride in ethnography, is so important, while all cultures and religions are different philosophical ways of educating the soul, those who have received their sight are out of time under the name of endless love. Everyone sleeps in the cradle of infantilism, in the matrix of vanity, those who have seen their sight feel how they woke up and love everything and everyone with endless love. 4. Real feminism in a women's prison. 5. Vulgar and naive men buy a kept woman (Goldiger) at a pet store. 6. A woman is a hormonal werewolf, transformation takes place once a month. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Professor Martin Tangney:

    I see the whole energy thing as a matrix where there will be lots of different renewable energy forms coming in to replace oil, which won't happen like-for-like overnight, for me butanol should be integrated into the existing structure. We have no intention of developing a brand new infrastructure with our own filling stations and everything. We would bring it in as a blend and distribute it so the consumer sees no difference in their day-to-day activity but they are in fact helping the planet and reducing the amount of oil we consume by putting this into our cars.

  5. Eric Edelman:

    Contrary to President Trump's assertions that President Donald Trump increases rebuilt the military, what they did was buy back some of the readiness lost in a decade of cutbacks, it is nowhere near filling the gap between operations challenges we might face tonight, while at the same time investing in future capabilities that may take five, 10, 15 years to develop.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. equivalent
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. incumbent
    • D. proprietary

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