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Meaning of FILLING

Pronunciation:  'filing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of filling something
  2. [n]  (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'"
  3. [n]  the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  4. [n]  a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
  5. [n]  flow into something (as a container)
  6. [n]  any material that fills a space or container; "there was not enough fill for the trench"

FILLING is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fill, pick, weft, woof
 See Also: cement, change of integrity, cloth, concoction, dental appliance, fabric, flood, flow, inlay, intermixture, lekvar, material, material, mixture, refilling, renewal, replacement, replenishment, saturation, stuff, textile, thread, weave, yarn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fill"ing\, n.
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. (Brewing) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.

{Back filling}. (Arch.) See under {Back}, a.

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