filling filling  /ˈfɪ lɪŋ/


  1. (n) any material that fills a space or container
  2. (n) flow into something (as a container)
  3. (n) a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
  4. (n) the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  5. (n) (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth
  6. (n) the act of filling something



  1. And yet, despite years of vituperation, most schools keep dutifully filling out the surveys that make these ratings possible.
  2. Europe has similarly aggressive biofuel mandates and subsidies, and Brazil's filling stations no longer even offer plain gasoline.
  3. Heading for Hollywood to hone his skills, he found himself filling the archetypal role of the understudy who becomes a star.


  1. Vacancies on city boards, committees

    Mayor Arthur Vigeant is seeking residents interested in filling vacant slots on city boards and committees. There are vacancies on the Board of Assessors, Cable Advisory Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board, Cultural Council, and Historical Commission. Interested residents should send a cover letter and resume to mayoral aide Mike Berry at, or to the ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Town issues call for volunteers

    There are several vacancies on town boards and committees. Citizens interested in filling one of the volunteer positions can send a letter or e-mail to the Board of Selectmen at or Town of Wayland, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778 by Wednesday. The letter should include a statement of interest and provide information on education and experience. Selectmen will ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Roundtop Filling Station will soon be restored

    On Friday morning the Roundtop Filling Station received a $50,000 grant from Gov. Beebe to begin restoration of the historic landmark.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KTHV Little Rock


  1. "It is a measure of his willingness to put the nation first that he has removed himself as a candidate for the Cabinet in order to avoid any delay in filling this important economic post at this critical time," Obama said in a statement Sunday.
    on Jan 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "My goggles kept filling up with water during the race," Phelps said. "I wanted a world record, I wanted 1:51 or better, but in the circumstances not too bad I guess."
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Michael Phelps Source: ESPN

  3. "We have pulled out all our heavy weapons from the European part of Russia to behind the Ural Mountains and cut our military by 300,000 men," Putin said. "And what about our partners? They are filling Eastern Europe with new weapons . . . We...
    on May 31, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: The Herald

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