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

User Contributed Dictionary




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


of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach


  1. Anything that is used to fill something.
  2. The contents of a pie, etc.
  3. In the context of "dentistry": A piece of amalgam used to fill a cavity in a tooth.


anything used to fill something
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