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English noun: filling

1. filling (substance) any material that fills a space or container


SamplesThere was not enough fill for the trench.


Synonymsfill


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff


Narrower (hyponym)cement

2. filling (process) flow into something (as a container)


Broader (hypernym)flow


Narrower (hyponym)refilling, renewal, replacement, replenishment

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


Broader (hypernym)concoction, intermixture, mixture


Narrower (hyponym)lekvar

4. filling (artifact) the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving


Synonymspick, weft, woof


Broader (hypernym)thread, yarn


Part meronymweave


Substance meronymcloth, fabric, material, textile

5. filling (artifact) (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth


SamplesWhen he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth.
An informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'.


Broader (hypernym)dental appliance


Narrower (hyponym)inlay


Domain categorydental medicine, dentistry, odontology

6. filling (act) the act of filling something


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)flood, flowage, saturation









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