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NOUN (6)

1. any material that fills a space or container;
- Example: "there was not enough fill for the trench"
[syn: filling, fill]

2. flow into something (as a container);

3. a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.;

4. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving;
[syn: woof, weft, filling, pick]

5. (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth;
- Example: "when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth"
- Example: "an informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'"

6. the act of filling something;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fill \Fill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filled; p. pr. & vb. n. Filling.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full; akin to D. vullen, G. f["u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan. fylde, Goth. fulljan. See Full, a.] 1. To make full; to supply with as much as can be held or contained; to put or pour into, till no more can be received; to occupy the whole capacity of. [1913 Webster] The rain also filleth the pools. --Ps. lxxxiv. 6. [1913 Webster] Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. Anf they filled them up to the brim. --John ii. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish an abudant supply to; to furnish with as mush as is desired or desirable; to occupy the whole of; to swarm in or overrun. [1913 Webster] And God blessed them, saying. Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas. --Gen. i. 22. [1913 Webster] The Syrians filled the country. --1 Kings xx. 27. [1913 Webster] 3. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy. [1913 Webster] Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fillso great a multitude? --Matt. xv. 33. [1913 Webster] Things that are sweet and fat are more filling. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as an incumbent; to occupy; to hold; as, a king fills a throne; the president fills the office of chief magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair. [1913 Webster] 5. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy. --A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 6. (Naut.) (a) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails. (b) To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails. [1913 Webster] 7. (Civil Engineering) To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel. [1913 Webster] To fill in, to insert; as, he filled in the figures. To fill out, to extend or enlarge to the desired limit; to make complete; as, to fill out a bill. To fill up, to make quite full; to fill to the brim or entirely; to occupy completely; to complete. "The bliss that fills up all the mind." --Pope. "And fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ." --Col. i. 24. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Filling \Fill"ing\, n. 1. That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or to supply a deficiency; as, filling for a cavity in a tooth, a depression in a roadbed, the space between exterior and interior walls of masonry, the pores of open-grained wood, the space between the outer and inner planks of a vessel, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. The woof in woven fabrics. [1913 Webster] 3. (Brewing) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it. [1913 Webster] Back filling. (Arch.) See under Back, a. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "filling": battology, bedizenment, bonus, bush, bushing, cloying, cloysome, complemental, complementary, completing, completive, completory, components, consummative, consummatory, contents, culminative, decoration, doubling, doublure, duplication, duplication of effort, embellishment, expletive, extra, extra added attraction, extra dash, extravagance, facing, fat, featherbedding, filigree, filler, fillip, flourish, frill, frills, frippery, fulfilling, gingerbread, inlay, inlayer, innards, insole, interlineation, jading, lagniappe, liner, lining, luxury, macrology, needlessness, ornament, ornamentation, overadornment, overfilling, overlap, packing, padding, payroll padding, perfective, pick, pleonasm, premium, prolixity, redundance, redundancy, satiating, sating, satisfying, shoot, something extra, stammering, stuffing, stuttering, superaddition, superfluity, superfluousness, surfeiting, tautologism, tautology, trimming, twist, unnecessariness, verbosity, wadding, wainscot, warp, weft, woof, wrinkle