American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An act or instance of filling.
- n. Something used to fill a space, cavity, or container: a gold filling in a tooth.
- n. An edible mixture used to fill pastries, sandwiches, or cakes: a pie filling. See Regional Note at frosting.
- n. The horizontal threads that cross the warp in weaving; weft.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which fills, or fills up; anything used for occupying a vacant space, completing a structure or fabric, or stopping up a hole: as, the filling of a wall, of a pie, or of a tooth.
- n. Specifically Carpeting of solid color, used to fill up recesses outside of bordered carpets, or to cover the whole floor where rugs are used.
- n. The woof- or weft-thread of a woven fabric.
- n. In needlework, any plain stitch which serves to fill considerable spaces.
- n. In lace-making, the simple stitch which serves to cover the surface of parts of the pattern, as leaves, petals, and the like. Filling may either be plain or have a geometrical or simple pattern within itself, as described under escalier-lace.
- n. In house-painting, a coat applied to fill up inequalities, etc., as those resulting from the grain of wood; also, the operation of obliterating such inequalities, as by the application of such a coat.
- n. A raised embankment or elevated permanent way, as a part of a railroad, formed of loose stones, gravel, or other material.
- Calculated to fill, satisfy, or satiate: as, a filling diet.
- n. In wooden ship-building, a piece of timber placed between the frames to fill up the spaces and give greater strength. When placed in the bottom, between the floor-timbers, such pieces are called filling-timbers.
- adj. Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach
- n. Anything that is used to fill something.
- n. The contents of a pie, etc.
- n. dentistry A piece of amalgam used to fill a cavity in a tooth.
- v. present participle of fill.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or to supply a deficiency
- n. The woof in woven fabrics.
- n. (Brewing) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.
- n. flow into something (as a container)
- n. any material that fills a space or container
- n. the act of filling something
- n. (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth
- n. a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
- n. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
“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.”
“I hope the so called conservatives would note vote for Mccain, but my filling is they will, this idiots do not have the brain to comapare and contrast if you are not republican they would not vote for you, they have been brain washed years ago, and they ge screwed over and over eight years of Bush and they will still vote for Mccain knowing he will continue where Bush left off.”
“On it's own, the filling is a delicious spread on toast or English muffins - Andrew squeezed most of what was left over right into his mouth, and he doesn't even like figs (or ginger!)!”
“Set another wrapper on top and seal with your fingers, flatteningf the whole noodle area, so there are no air bubbles, and only the filling is a lump.”
“Then you take those threads and you put them on a loom, your warp threads lengthwise and your cross threads, what we call the filling, in and out.”
“U.S. Department of Agriculture, which regulates the country's meat, say that "taco meat filling" must contain at least 40 percent fresh meat, carry the product name and include the word "filling.”
“He said yes, much bads; but when he first prayed to Jesus Christ _he_ had taken the book out of God's hand, found that page, and pulling from his palm something which he described as filling up the hole made by the nail, had allowed the wound to bleed a little, passing his hand down the page so that, as he beautifully said, God could see none of Jack's bads, only Jesus Christ's blood.”
“Whether the taco filling is fried, grilled or steamed depends on the kind of filling being used, with each stand having its specialty.”
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