- a person or thing that fills: a filler for pies; a filler of orders.
- a thing or substance used to fill a gap, cavity, or the like.
- a substance used to fill cracks, pores, etc., in a surface before painting or varnishing.
- a liquid, paste, or the like used to coat a surface or to give solidity, bulk, etc., to a substance, as paper or a chemical powder.
- Journalism. material, considered of secondary importance, used to fill out a column or page.
- an implement used in filling, as a funnel.
- cotton, down, or other material used to stuff or pad an object, as a quilt or cloth toy.
- material placed between the insole and the exterior sole of a shoe.
- Linguistics. (especially in tagmemics) one of a class of items that can fit into a given slot in a construction.
- Building Trades. a plate, slab, block, etc., inserted between two parallel members to connect them.
- the tobacco forming the body of a cigar.
- metal in the form of a rod or wire, used in brazing, welding, and soldering.
Origin of filler
- an aluminum coin of Hungary, the 100th part of a forint.
Origin of fillér
Related Words for fillerstuffing, mixture, layer, dressing, filling, accompaniment, pollute, defile, overwhelm, beset, assail, flock, worry, fill, crowd, pester, ravage, swarm, invade, teem
Examples from the Web for filler
Contemporary Examples of filler
But with the 24-hour news cycle now, they just use speculation as filler until they actually get some real news to report on.Jeremy Renner Opens Up About Marriage, His Problems with the Media, and the Future of Hawk-Eye
September 29, 2014
There are eight very good tracks, four of which—like “Too Much”—are excellent, and some filler.Drake’s ‘Nothing Was the Same’ Is Good, But Not the Great Album We Were Hoping For
September 19, 2013
But all of that was filler, leading up to the grand debut of baby North West.Kanye West Debuts Baby North During Ridiculous Interview With Kris Jenner
August 23, 2013
I feel like I owe it to the audience to not have to stall, to not have a filler season, and to continue the journey for Don.‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner on the Season Finale
June 24, 2013
The rest is filler, which means you have to listen to “The First Noel” and “The Christmas Song” a lot more than you might like.Christmas Music Sucks (Mostly), but Here’s a Playlist of Holiday Gems
December 7, 2012
Historical Examples of filler
The boiler is shown at A and the safety-valve and filler at L.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
This filler should be very thin and leave only a suggestion of gloss.Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
"There's no lie, sir, about my having had a filler of pork," he replied.The Wizard of the Sea
The voice is a filler, in lieu of shortages of intellect and intuition.Child and Country
Will Levington Comfort
The directions for applying the filler will be found on the can labels.Mission Furniture
H. H. Windsor
- a person or thing that fills
- an object or substance used to add weight or size to something or to fill in a gap
- a paste, used for filling in cracks, holes, etc, in a surface before painting
- architect a small joist inserted between and supported by two beams
- the inner portion of a cigar
- the cut tobacco for making cigarettes
- journalism articles, photographs, etc, to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a newspaper or magazine
- informal something, such as a musical selection, to fill time in a broadcast or stage presentation
- a small radio or television transmitter used to fill a gap in coverage
Word Origin and History for filler
late 15c., "one who fills," agent noun from fill (v.). Meaning "something used to fill" is from 1590s. Specifically of food products by 1901.