filling

[ fil-ing ]
/ ˈfɪl ɪŋ /

noun

an act or instance of filling.
something that is put in to fill something else: They used sand as filling for the depression.
Dentistry. a substance such as cement, amalgam, gold, or the like, used to fill a cavity caused by decay in a tooth.
a food mixture that goes into something, as if to fill it: sandwich filling; pie filling.
Also called pick, weft, woof. Textiles. yarn carried by the shuttle and interlacing at right angles with the warp in woven cloth.

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Origin of filling

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at fill, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM filling

self-filling, adjectiveun·fill·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for filling

filling
/ (ˈfɪlɪŋ) /

noun

the substance or thing used to fill a space or containerpie filling
dentistry
  1. any of various substances (metal, plastic, etc) for inserting into the prepared cavity of a tooth
  2. the cavity of a tooth so filled
textiles another term for weft

adjective

(of food or a meal) substantial and satisfying
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Medical definitions for filling

filling
[ fĭlĭng ]

n.

Material, such as amalgam, gold, or a synthetic resin, used to fill a cavity in a tooth.
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