Definition of filling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlɪŋ//
    Mouth and teeth
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  1. 1[countable] a small amount of metal or other material used to fill a hole in a tooth I had to have two fillings at the dentist's today. One of my fillings came out this morning. She’s only eight years old and she already has five fillings. The dentist said she would do the filling immediately. Wordfinderanaesthetic, cavity, check-up, crown, dentist, dentures, drill, extract, filling, hygienist See related entries: Mouth and teeth
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] food put inside a sandwich, cake, pie, etc. a sponge cake with cream and jam filling a wide range of sandwich fillings
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] soft material used to fill cushions, pillows, etc.
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