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Meaning of filling

fill•ing

Pronunciation: (fil'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of filling.
  2. something that is put in to fill something else: They used sand as filling for the depression.
  3. a substance such as cement, amalgam, gold, or the like, used to fill a cavity caused by decay in a tooth.
  4. a food mixture that goes into something, as if to fill it: sandwich filling; pie filling.
  5. Also calledyarn carried by the shuttle and interlacing at right angles with the warp in woven cloth. See diag. under
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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