noun fill·ing \ˈfi-liŋ\

: material that is used to fill something

: a food mixture that is used to fill something (such as pastry or a sandwich)

Full Definition of FILLING

:  an act or instance of filling
:  something used to fill a cavity, container, or depression
:  something that completes: as
a :  the yarn interlacing the warp in a fabric; also :  yarn for the shuttle
b :  a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches

Examples of FILLING

  1. a filling for a tooth
  2. pies that need more filling

First Known Use of FILLING

14th century

Other Dentistry Terms

bridge, crown, tush
FILLING Defined for Kids


noun fill·ing \ˈfi-liŋ\

Definition of FILLING for Kids

:  a substance used to fill something else <a filling for a tooth> <pie filling>
Medical Dictionary


noun fill·ing \ˈfil-iŋ\

Medical Definition of FILLING

:  material (as gold or amalgam) used to fill a cavity in a tooth
:  simple sporadic lymphangitis of the leg of a horse commonly due to overfeeding and insufficient exercise


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