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Definition 1: the act of filling something - [noun denoting act]

(filling is a kind of ...) the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

(... is a kind of filling ) the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid

(... is a kind of filling ) the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

Definition 2: the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for filling in the sense of this definition

(filling is a kind of ...) a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

(... is part of filling) pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric

(... is made of the substance filling) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

Definition 3: (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where filling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth
  • an informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'

(filling is a kind of ...) a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth

(... is a kind of filling ) (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place

(filling belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth

Definition 4: a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc. - [noun denoting food]

(filling is a kind of ...) any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients

"he volunteered to taste her latest concoction" "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"

(... is a kind of filling ) a sweet filling made of prunes or apricots

Definition 5: flow into something (as a container) - [noun denoting process]

(filling is a kind of ...) any uninterrupted stream or discharge

(... is a kind of filling ) filling again by supplying what has been used up

Definition 6: any material that fills a space or container - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where filling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was not enough fill for the trench

Synonyms for filling in the sense of this definition

(filling is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of filling ) any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth

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