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Filling appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun filling:


Filling is sometimes a misspelling of filing.

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Definition of the noun filling

What does filling mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: filling

  1. any material that fills a space or container
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of filling: fill
    • more generic words: material / stuff = the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    • more specific word: cement = any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
  2. flow into something (as a container)
  3. a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic words: concoction / intermixture / mixture = any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
    • more specific word: lekvar = a sweet filling made of prunes or apricots
  4. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of filling: pick / weft / woof
    • more generic words: thread / yarn = a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
    • part of: weave = pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
    • substance of: cloth / fabric / material / textile = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  5. (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth
    • examples: when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth | an informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'
    • domain: dental medicine / dentistry / odontology
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: dental appliance = a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
    • more specific word: inlay = a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place
  6. the act of filling something
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: change of integrity = the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the noun filling


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

Definition of the adjective filling

What does filling mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more filling / most filling

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

Phrases with filling

  1. filling station
  2. Space-filling curve
  3. Space-filling model
  4. Petrol Filling Station

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for filling

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Google previewIntravascular Infusion Systems (2012)

Principles and Practice by R. Ausman

Filling is the process in which the bulk solution is subdivided into individual units and placed in containers suitable for use in patient care. Techniques are adapted to some extent from the food and drink industry but have been polished ...

Google previewepistemis

If assured knowledge is fragmentary and disconnected, if there are voids which must be filled to complete a system of knowledge, the manner and means of this filling is a question of elemental importance for insight into the nature of conduct.

Google previewCoronary Angioplasty: A Controlled Model for Ischemia (1986)

by P.W. Serruys, G.T. Meester

Discussion and conclusions Left ventricular filling is a complex process dependent on a number of interrelated mechanisms that may become disorganized in disease. The ventricle has to fill appropriately to be able to eject blood adequately.

Google preview101 Needlepoint Stitches and How to Use Them (2012)

Fully Illustrated with Photographs and Diagrams by Hope Hanley

The word filling means a stitch to be used in an enclosed area, not the background. Only stitches which adequately cover the canvas have been included in the following collection. In tapestry no warp threads are allowed to show through, ...

Google previewAn Essential Guide to Speaking in Tongues (2011)

by Ron Phillips

Primarily the filling is the enabling of the believer to bear witness to Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the acceptance by Jesus into the realm of the Spirit, especially the body of Christ, the church. This is a once and for all event. (See 1 ...

Google previewGCSE Applied Business for Edexcel (2002)

Double Award by Carol Carysforth, Mike Neild

filling is a village about /O miles from Blackpool. It has few employers. In / 78+, the largest employer Luals Tayban Precast which made pre-cast concrete products but there were problems at the company.

Google previewPoverty Is NOT a Learning Disability (2015)

Equalizing Opportunities for Low SES Students by Tish Howard, Sandy Grogan Dresser, Dennis Dunklee

While you may wish for more Spanish-speaking teachers in your building, you can't limit your interviews or overall selection process to candidates who speak Spanish, unless the position you're filling is that of a Spanish language teacher.

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

filler / filling rep filler ed to a textile to increase weight or change hand. Synonym: filling. See filled cloth, weightng. Starch, clay, gypsum, resin, or other material addfiller thread See stuffer yarn. fillet Narrow strip of a card clothing used to wrap a ...

Google previewHarty's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Peter Heasman, Giles McCracken

filling. 1. Filling and sealing of a root canal. 2. Material or combination of materials used to obturate root canals. R. planing. Removal of necrotic cementum and planing of root surfaces. R. resection. See r. amputation (preferred term).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Embroidery Stitches, Including Crewel (2012)

by Marion Nichols

BASKET (Basket Satin, Basket Filling) . CHEVRON (Double Chevron, Chevron Filling) . HALF-CHEVRON . BACK-STITCHED FILLING . OVERCAST (Whipping) . PEKINESE DOUBLE PEKINESE (Double Back-laced Back) .

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law and Practice (1910)

FILLING By Express Pa_rol Agreement, 428. a. Simple Contracts in Writing, 428. b.-Sealed Instruments, 428 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (2009)

by Martin P. Schwellnus

Thus, it appears that the pericardium in the normal heart limits left ventricular diastolic filling, making it unable to fully utilize the Frank–Starling mechanism ( Kroeker et al. 2003). This is supported by limited human evidence. For instance, one ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Brewing (2013)

Keg filling involves packaging chilled, filtered and microbiologically stabilised beers into clean and sterile kegs with a...

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Quotes about filling

water is like God
there is no taste no nothng
but you feel the whole
thing invigorating your system
filling it up with all goodness
not one dropp wasted
you feel God filling you up (John Tiong Chunghoo)
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Scrabble value of F4I1L1L1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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