"filling" in the noun sense
1. filling, fill
any material that fills a space or container
"there was not enough fill for the trench"
flow into something (as a container)
a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
4. woof, weft, filling, pick
the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth
"when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth"
"an informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'"
the act of filling something
"filling" in the verb sense
1. fill, fill up, make full
make full, also in a metaphorical sense
"fill a container"
"fill the child with pride"
2. fill, fill up
"The pool slowly filled with water"
"The theater filled up slowly"
3. occupy, fill
occupy the whole of
"The liquid fills the container"
4. fill, take, occupy
assume, as of positions or roles
"She took the job as director of development"
"he occupies the position of manager"
"the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
5. fit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil
fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction
"does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
"This job doesn't match my dreams"
"meet a need"
appoint someone to (a position or a job)
7. fill up, fill
eat until one is sated
"He filled up on turkey"
8. satiate, sate, replete, fill
fill to satisfaction
"I am sated"
plug with a substance
"fill a cavity"
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