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Definition of Filling


  1. of Fill
  2. 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.
  3. The woof in woven fabrics.
  4. Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.

Filling Quotations

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats

The human bird shall take his first flight, filling the world with amazement, all writings with his fame, and bringing eternal glory to the nest whence he sprang.
Leonardo da Vinci

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

I go to church every Sunday, which is like going to the gas station once a week and really, really filling up.
Anne Lamott

Older women are like aging strudels - the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own.
Robert Farrar Capon
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Filling Translations

filling in French is remplissant, bondant
filling in Latin is fartim
filling in Norwegian is plombe, fyll
filling in Spanish is relleno
filling in Swedish is plomb
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