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Definition of "filling" []

  • An act or instance of filling. (noun)
  • Something used to fill a space, cavity, or container: a gold filling in a tooth. (noun)
  • An edible mixture used to fill pastries, sandwiches, or cakes: a pie filling. See Regional Note at frosting. (noun)
  • The horizontal threads that cross the warp in weaving; weft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "filling" in a sentence
  • "Bake for an additional 24-28 minutes, until pumpkin filling is set."
  • "Photographer Pat Graham also lived there and worked for the label filling mail orders."
  • "Or, to mix metaphors, the two hunks of bread of this literary sandwich are hewn from his Channel 4 Monarchy series, while the filling is the missing bit: the decidedly untelegenic dark ages."