Meaning of FILLING in English


/fil"ing/ , n.

1. an act or instance of filling.

2. something that is put in to fill something else: They used sand as filling for the depression.

3. Dentistry. a substance such as cement, amalgam, gold, or the like, used to fill a cavity caused by decay in a tooth.

4. a food mixture that goes into something, as if to fill it: sandwich filling; pie filling.

5. Also called pick, weft, woof . Textiles. yarn carried by the shuttle and interlacing at right angles with the warp in woven cloth. See diag. under weave .

[ 1350-1400; ME; see FILL, -ING 1 ]

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