F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fil-ing]
    • /ˈfɪl ɪŋ/
    • /ˈfɪl.ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fil-ing]
    • /ˈfɪl ɪŋ/

Definitions of filling word

  • noun filling a full supply; enough to satisfy want or desire: to eat one's fill. 1
  • noun filling an amount of something sufficient for filling; charge. 1
  • noun filling Civil Engineering, Building Trades. a quantity of earth, stones, etc., for building up the level of an area of ground: These houses were built on fill. Compare backfill. 1
  • noun filling the feed and water in the digestive tract of a livestock animal, especially that consumed before marketing. 1
  • verb with object filling to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water. 1
  • verb with object filling to occupy to the full capacity: Water filled the basin. The crowd filled the hall. 1

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Origin of filling

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at fill, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Filling


filling popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

filling usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for filling

noun filling

  • stuffing — the material of which anything is made: a hard, crystalline stuff.
  • mixture — a product of mixing.
  • layer — protocol layer
  • dressing — an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece.
  • insides — on the inner side or part of; within: inside the circle; inside the envelope.

adjective filling

  • satisfying — to fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); give full contentment to: The hearty meal satisfied him.
  • substantial — of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.: a substantial sum of money.
  • big — A big person or thing is large in physical size.
  • stodgy — heavy, dull, or uninteresting; tediously commonplace; boring: a stodgy Victorian novel.
  • heavy — of great weight; hard to lift or carry: a heavy load.

Antonyms for filling

noun filling

  • outside — the outer side, surface, or part; exterior: The outside of the house needs painting.
  • exteriority — Surface; externality.

adjective filling

  • meager — deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate: a meager salary; meager fare; a meager harvest.

Top questions with filling

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