(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach

- a filling meal


1. any material that fills a space or container

- there was not enough fill for the trench

Similar word(s): fill

Definition categories: substance, material, stuff

2. flow into something (as a container)

Definition categories: process, flow

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

Definition categories: food, concoction, intermixture, mixture

4. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

Similar word(s): pick, weft, woof

Definition categories: man–made, thread, yarn

5. (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'

Definition categories: man–made

6. the act of filling something

Definition categories: act


1. present participle of fill