- filling verbal noun from FILL (Cf. fill) (v.). Dentistry sense is from 1848. Filling station attested by 1921.
Etymology dictionary. 2014.
Etymology dictionary. 2014.
Filling — Fill ing, n. 1. 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 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Filling — may refer to:* Filling (cooking), a food mixture used for stuffing * Dental fillings * Symplectic filling, a kind of cobordism in mathematics * Part of the leather crusting processee also* Fill … Wikipedia
Filling up — Filling up, Wagengrundfarbe, ursprünglich aus England in den Handel gebrachte, jetzt aber überall hergestellte graubraune Farbe, die als Grundierung in der Wagenlackiererei vermöge ihrer besonderen Härte und Fertigkeit gute Dienste leistet. Sie… … Lexikon der gesamten Technik
filling — / filler [n] something that takes up capacity batting, bushing, cartridge, center, content, contents, cylinder, dressing, fill, guts*, impletion, inlay, innards, inside, layer, liner, mixture, pack, packing, pad, padding, refill, replenishment,… … New thesaurus
filling — ► NOUN ▪ a quantity or piece of material that fills or is used to fill something. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of food) leaving one with a pleasantly satiated feeling … English terms dictionary
filling — [fil′iŋ] n. 1. the act of one that fills 2. a thing used to fill something else or to supply what is lacking; specif., a) the metal, plastic, etc. inserted by a dentist into a prepared cavity in a tooth b) the foodstuff used between the slices of … English World dictionary
Filling-in — In vision, filling in phenomena are those responsible for the completion of missing information across the physiological blind spot, and across natural and artificial scotomata. There is evidence calling for similar mechanisms of completion also… … Wikipedia
filling — n. (dental) 1) to put in a filling 2) to cement a filling 3) a broken, cracked filling 4) a permanent; temporary filling 5) a filling breaks, cracks; chips; falls out * * * [ fɪlɪŋ] chips crackedfilling cracks falls out … Combinatory dictionary
filling — /fil ing/, 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. Dentistry. a substance such as cement, amalgam, gold, or the like, used to fill a cavity caused… … Universalium
filling — [[t]fɪ̱lɪŋ[/t]] fillings 1) N COUNT A filling is a small amount of metal or plastic that a dentist puts in a hole in a tooth to prevent further decay. The longer your child can go without needing a filling, the better. 2) N MASS The filling in… … English dictionary