filling

noun
fill·​ing | \ ˈfi-liŋ How to pronounce filling (audio) \

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 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

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Examples of filling in a Sentence

a filling for a tooth pies that need more filling

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Veneers can fix a number of dental issues including chipping, staining, old restorations and fillings, an uneven or narrow smile, spacing problems, crowding, a poor bite and even internal staining from antibiotics or fluorosis. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "What to Consider Before Getting Veneers on Your Teeth," 28 Feb. 2019 The puree freezes well and makes an excellent cookie filling, sauce for ice cream or poached pears, or spread for toast. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Fresh Figs Right in Your Backyard," 15 Aug. 2018 Bake for 10 minutes, reduce the temperature to 325°F, and bake for another 40 minutes until the pie filling is set. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 Claire also finds a message from the future in the form of silver tooth filling. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The First Outlander Season 4 Trailer Is Here, and I'm Already Hooked," 31 July 2018 Without power to control the pumps or control the filling of the ballast tanks, the dry dock completely submerged. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Russia’s only aircraft carrier damaged as its floating dry dock sinks," 30 Oct. 2018 Make filling: Whisk sweetened condensed milk and 4 egg yolks in a small bowl. Chelsea Zwieg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some fantastic pies to make for Pi Day - 3/14," 13 Mar. 2018 The dumplings, vaguely Asian and served five to an order, in broth or, in the case of the shrimp variety, melted butter, are mostly bland, with mealy filling. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Tom Valenti Returns with Oxbow Tavern, and Gimmicks to Go at Lucky Pickle," 21 June 2018 Serving recommendations: Fox recommends combining almond butter with warm strawberry filling, or cashew butter with warm blueberries or peaches. Fox News, "Not your average Mother's Day Brunch: Surprise mom with fruit-filled paleo crepes," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of filling

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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filling

noun

English Language Learners Definition of filling

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

filling

noun
fill·​ing | \ ˈfi-liŋ How to pronounce filling (audio) \

Kids Definition of filling

: a substance used to fill something else a filling for a tooth pie filling

filling

noun
fill·​ing | \ ˈfil-iŋ How to pronounce filling (audio) \

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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