• IPA: /ˈfɪlɪŋ/
    • (America) IPA: [ˈfɪɫlɪŋ]
  1. present participle of fill#English|fill


  1. Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach.
    a filling meal
    • 1925-29, Mahadev Desai (translator), Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Part I, chapter xiv:
      We had oatmeal porridge for breakfast, which was fairly filling, but I always starved at lunch and dinner. My friend continually reasoned with me to eat meat, but I always pleaded my vow and then remained silent.
Translations Noun

filling (plural fillings)

  1. Anything that is used to fill something.
  2. The contents of a pie, etc.
  3. (dentistry) Any material used to fill a cavity in a tooth or the result of using such material.
    I will be using a rapid-setting cement filling.
    My temporary filling fell out and got lost.
  4. The woof in woven fabrics.
  5. Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.
  6. (Protestantism) A religious experience attributed to the Holy Ghost "filling" a believer. [since late 19th or early 20th c.]
    • 1903, William Edward Biederwolf, A Help to the Study of the Holy Spirit, James H. Earle & Company (publ.), page 100.
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    • 2011, Raymond F. Culpepper, Understanding the Ministry of the Holy Spirit, Pathway Press, page 33.
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    • 2016, Zacharias Tanee Fomum, You Can Receive The Baptism Into The Holy Spirit Now, self-published.
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    Synonyms: enduement, second baptism
  • German: Füllung
  • Portuguese: enchimento
  • Russian: наполне́ние
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