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One that fills, as:
a. Something added to augment weight or size or fill space.
b. A composition, especially a semisolid that hardens on drying, used to fill pores, cracks, or holes in wood, plaster, or other construction surfaces before finishing.
c. Tobacco used to form the body of a cigar.
d. A short item used to fill space in a publication.
e. Something, such as a news item, public-service message, or music, used to fill time in a radio or television presentation.
f. A sheaf of loose papers used to fill a notebook or binder.
g. Architecture An element, such as a plate, used to fill the space between two supporting members.


1. a person or thing that fills
2. an object or substance used to add weight or size to something or to fill in a gap
3. (Building) a paste, used for filling in cracks, holes, etc, in a surface before painting
4. (Building) architect a small joist inserted between and supported by two beams
a. the inner portion of a cigar
b. the cut tobacco for making cigarettes
6. (Journalism & Publishing) journalism articles, photographs, etc, to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a newspaper or magazine
7. (Theatre) informal something, such as a musical selection, to fill time in a broadcast or stage presentation
8. (Broadcasting) a small radio or television transmitter used to fill a gap in coverage


(ˈfɪl ər)

1. a person or thing that fills.
2. a thing or substance used to fill a gap, cavity, or the like.
3. a substance used to fill cracks, pores, etc., in a surface before painting or varnishing.
4. a substance used to give solidity, bulk, etc., as sizing.
5. journalistic material of secondary importance used to fill out a column or page.
6. cotton, down, or other material used to stuff or pad an object.
7. a plate inserted between two parallel structural members to connect them.
8. the tobacco forming the body of a cigar.


or fil•ler

(ˈfi lɛər, ˈfɪl ɛər)

n., pl. -lér.
a monetary unit of Hungary, equal to 1/100 of the forint.
[1900–05; < Hungarian < Middle High German vierer type of coin =vier four + -er -er1]


A substance carried in an ammunition container such as a projectile, mine, bomb, or grenade. A filler may be an explosive, chemical, or inert substance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filler - used for filling cracks or holes in a surface
putty - a dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oil; used especially to patch woodwork or secure panes of glass
mastic - a pasty cement used as an adhesive or filler
sealing material - any substance used to seal joints or fill cracks in a porous surface
sizing, size - any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics; "size gives body to a fabric"
stiffener - material used for stiffening something
2.filler - 100 filler equal 1 forint in Hungary
Hungarian monetary unit - monetary unit in Hungary
forint - the basic unit of money in Hungary
3.filler - copy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper
written matter, copy - matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
4.filler - anything added to fill out a whole; "some of the items in the collection are mere makeweights"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
5.filler - the tobacco used to form the core of a cigar
baccy, tobacco - leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
أداة المَلءحَشْوَه، مادَة الحَشْو
áfyllarispartl, fyllir, kítti
dolgu maddesihuni


A. N
1. (for cracks in wood, plaster) → masilla f; (in foodstuffs) → relleno m (Press) → relleno m
2. (= device) [of bottle, tank] → rellenador m; (= funnel) → embudo m
B. CPD filler cap Ntapa f del depósito de gasolina


(= funnel)Trichter m
(Build: = paste for cracks) → Spachtelmasse f
(Press, TV) → Füllsel nt, → (Lücken)füller m
(Chem, for plastics) → Füllstoff m
(Ling) filler (word)Füllwort nt


[ˈfɪləʳ] n (for cracks, in wood, plaster) → stucco


(fil) verb
1. to put (something) into (until there is no room for more); to make full. to fill a cupboard with books; The news filled him with joy.
2. to become full. His eyes filled with tears.
3. to satisfy (a condition, requirement etc). Does he fill all our requirements?
4. to put something in a hole (in a tooth etc) to stop it up. The dentist filled two of my teeth yesterday.
as much as fills or satisfies someone. She ate her fill.
filled adjective
having been filled.
ˈfiller noun
1. a tool or instrument used for filling something, especially for conveying liquid into a bottle.
2. material used to fill cracks in a wall etc.
ˈfilling noun
anything used to fill. The filling has come out of my tooth; He put an orange filling in the cake.
ˈfilling-station noun
a place where petrol is sold.
fill in
1. to add or put in (whatever is needed to make something complete). to fill in the details.
2. to complete (forms, application etc) by putting in the information required. Have you filled in your tax form yet?
3. to give (someone) all the necessary information. I've been away – can you fill me in on what has happened?
4. to occupy (time). She had several cups of coffee at the cafeteria to fill in the time until the train left.
5. to do another person's job temporarily. I'm filling in for her secretary.
fill up
to make or become completely full. Fill up the petrol tank, please.


n (derm) relleno
References in classic literature ?
Doctor Emory continued to talk, and tried a fresh cigar, and, despite the fact that his reception-room was overflowing, delivered, not merely a long, but a live and interesting, dissertation on the subject of cigars and of the tobacco leaf and filler as grown and prepared for cigars in the tobacco-favoured regions of the earth.
She was, out and out, the very best filler of a pipe, I should say, in the four quarters of the globe.
The report forecasts that starch will remain the largest filler type and it is also expected to witness the highest growth over the forecast period due to increasing demand for low fat dairy and bakery products.
Cosmetic dermatologists perform cosmetic procedures, including facial filler injection.
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RTI Surgical (RTI) (Nasdaq: RTIX), a surgical implant company, announced on Monday the receipt of regulatory clearance from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for nanOss Bioactive bone void filler in Australia.
If a doctor doesn't really understand what fillers can do - and many don't - a patient might say, "I don't like this line around my mouth" and the doctor will inject filler directly into it without addressing what's causing that line.
"Juvederm Voluma XC is the first and only facial filler that is FDA approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area in adults over the age of 21," says Garrett.
Vitro Minerals announces the commercialization of a synthetic lightweight mineral filler for plastics and sealants that is 10-17% lower in specific gravity than traditional fillers commonly used.
The most commonly used filler on the global market is ground calcium carbonate (GCC), followed by precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and carbon black.