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

Examples of filling in a Sentence

a filling for a tooth pies that need more filling
Recent Examples on the Web This splurge-worthy pick from Linoto is chic yet functional, with a luxury linen cover and a soft cotton filling. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 17 May 2022 But today, the casual and filling sandwich is found beyond Buenos Aires and the Andes at food carts, futbol games and restaurants across South America. Terry Ward, CNN, 11 May 2022 This helps keep them plumped and redistributes the filling to restore their shape, says Roberts. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 9 May 2022 There are two layers of orthopedic and memory foam filling made with visco elastic memory foam and polyurethane support foam. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 9 May 2022 Fortune reported Friday that Twitter is worried about retaining current employees and recruiting new ones, according to a Monday SEC filling. Erin Prater, Fortune, 6 May 2022 In a nutshell, the perfect quiche consists of a buttery, flaky crust and creamy custard filling. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2022 This twist on papas con rajas can also star as a main in tacos or as an enchilada filling, or as a brunch with eggs and salsa. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 5 May 2022 Khachapuri experts know to break off the ends for swabbing in the rich, oozing filling. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of filling

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2022

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“Filling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for filling


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


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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