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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.


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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