Definition of Filling

1. Noun. Any material that fills a space or container. "There was not enough fill for the trench"

Exact synonyms: Fill
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Specialized synonyms: Cement
Derivative terms: Fill, Fill, Fill



2. Noun. Flow into something (as a container).
Generic synonyms: Flow
Specialized synonyms: Refilling, Renewal, Replacement, Replenishment
Derivative terms: Fill

3. Noun. A food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc..
Generic synonyms: Concoction, Intermixture, Mixture
Specialized synonyms: Lekvar

4. Noun. The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving.
Exact synonyms: Pick, Weft, Woof
Substance meronyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Generic synonyms: Thread, Yarn
Group relationships: Weave

5. Noun. (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth. "An informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'"
Generic synonyms: Dental Appliance
Specialized synonyms: Inlay
Category relationships: Dental Medicine, Dentistry, Odontology
Derivative terms: Fill

6. Noun. The act of filling something.
Generic synonyms: Change Of Integrity
Specialized synonyms: Saturation, Flood, Flowage
Derivative terms: Fill

Definition of Filling

1. n. 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.

Definition of Filling

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

2. Noun. Anything that is used to fill something. ¹

3. Noun. The contents of a pie, etc. ¹

4. Noun. (context: dentistry) A piece of amalgam used to fill a cavity in a tooth. ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of fill#Verb fill) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Filling

1. that which is used to fill something [n -S]

Medical Definition of Filling

1. 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. Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it. Back filling. See Back. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Filling

fillet layer
fillet of sole
filletable
filleted
filleter
filleters
filleth
filleting
filletings
fillets
fillibeg
fillibegs
fillibuster
fillibusters
fillies
filling (current term)
filling defect
filling defect in renal collecting system
filling in
filling out
filling station
filling stations
filling the bill
fillingly
fillingness
fillings
fillip
filliped
fillipeen
fillipeens

Literary usage of Filling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sewerage: The Designing, Construction, and Maintenance of Sewerage Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1901)
"The filling of the trench above the level of 2 feet above the sewer shall be ... All back-filling shall be done by hand and in no case shall scrapers or ..."

2. The Stones of Venice by John Ruskin (1851)
"In more elaborate doors the cross lintel is of stone, and the filling sometimes of brick, sometimes of stone, very often a grand single stone being used to ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"He showed that in dogs aseptic plaster-of-Paris and base-plate gutta-percha can be used to fill up bone defects, and that the filling will be covered over ..."

4. The Rumford Complete Cookbook by Lily Haxworth Wallace, Rumford Chemical Works (1908)
"Caramel Nut filling 1 cup thin cream. 1 cup brown sugar. ... Use for both filling and frosting. Prune Almond filling % cup boiling water. % cup prunes. ..."

5. Energy Policies of IEA Countries by International Energy Agency (2003)
"Because of the relatively large number of gas Figure 23 Number of filling Stations in the Austrian Retail Automotive Fuel Market, 1997 to 2001 1997 1998 ..."

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