Definition of filling
1 : an act or instance of filling
2 : something used to fill a cavity, container, or depression
3 : something that completes: such asa : the yarn interlacing the warp in a fabric; also : yarn for the shuttleb : a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches
Examples of filling in a Sentence
a filling for a tooth
pies that need more filling
Recent Examples of filling from the Web
Gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol is available in about 800 filling stations nationwide, according to Growth Energy, a coalition of biofuel producers.
Every bite of the carne asada burrito ($5.99) proved to be ideal, the steak rich and slightly crisp at the edges, while the rice, beans and sour cream made for a filling and tasty experience.
Sprinkle raspberries over the filling and bake for about 35 minutes, until golden brown around the edges, pale golden in the center and set.
Using tongs, transfer bacon to a small bowl and save for taco filling.
Like Beyonce and her backup dancers, the fierce, attention-grabbing filling should be supported by a crust that performs strongly on its own — and also does a brilliant job of making the star look good.
Part of the joy of pie is the mix of the juicy filling and the flaky pastry.
The type used in Grenfell Tower has been identified by the BBC as Reynobond, which consists of two thin sheets of aluminum sandwiching an insulating filling.
Big Bop Pop’s got an arcade Claw That prized up the filling from the hole in his jaw, Bobbled around like a brassy gumball, And dropped it again near a rabbit’s foot paw.
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First Known Use of filling
FILLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of filling for English Language Learners
: material that is used to fill something
: a food mixture that is used to fill something (such as pastry or a sandwich)
FILLING Defined for Kids
Definition of filling for Students
: a substance used to fill something else a filling for a tooth pie filling
Medical Definition of filling
1: material (as gold or amalgam) used to fill a cavity in a tooth
2: simple sporadic lymphangitis of the leg of a horse commonly due to overfeeding and insufficient exercise
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