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 for filling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fill \Fill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Filling.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full;
     akin to D. vullen, G. f["u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan.
     fylde, Goth. fulljan. See Full, a.]
     1. To make full; to supply with as much as can be held or
        contained; to put or pour into, till no more can be
        received; to occupy the whole capacity of.
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              The rain also filleth the pools.      --Ps. lxxxiv.
                                                    6.
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              Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with
              water. Anf they filled them up to the brim. --John
                                                    ii. 7.
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     2. To furnish an abudant supply to; to furnish with as mush
        as is desired or desirable; to occupy the whole of; to
        swarm in or overrun.
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              And God blessed them, saying. Be fruitful, and
              multiply, and fill the waters in the seas. --Gen. i.
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              The Syrians filled the country.       --1 Kings xx.
                                                    27.
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     3. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
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              Whence should we have so much bread in the
              wilderness, as to fillso great a multitude? --Matt.
                                                    xv. 33.
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              Things that are sweet and fat are more filling.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     4. To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as
        an incumbent; to occupy; to hold; as, a king fills a
        throne; the president fills the office of chief
        magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair.
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     5. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a
        vacancy. --A. Hamilton.
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     6. (Naut.)
        (a) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled
            the sails.
        (b) To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the
            after side of the sails.
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     7. (Civil Engineering) To make an embankment in, or raise the
        level of (a low place), with earth or gravel.
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     To fill in, to insert; as, he filled in the figures.
  
     To fill out, to extend or enlarge to the desired limit; to
        make complete; as, to fill out a bill.
  
     To fill up, to make quite full; to fill to the brim or
        entirely; to occupy completely; to complete. "The bliss
        that fills up all the mind." --Pope. "And fill up that
        which is behind of the afflictions of Christ." --Col. i.
        24.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Filling \Fill"ing\, n.
     1. That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or
        to supply a deficiency; as, filling for a cavity in a
        tooth, a depression in a roadbed, the space between
        exterior and interior walls of masonry, the pores of
        open-grained wood, the space between the outer and inner
        planks of a vessel, etc.
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     2. The woof in woven fabrics.
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     3. (Brewing) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.
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     Back filling. (Arch.) See under Back, a.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  filling
      n 1: any material that fills a space or container; "there was
           not enough fill for the trench" [syn: filling, fill]
      2: flow into something (as a container)
      3: a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
      4: the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving [syn: woof,
         weft, filling, pick]
      5: (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various
         substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared
         cavity in a tooth; "when he yawned I could see the gold
         fillings in his teeth"; "an informal British term for
         `filling' is `stopping'"
      6: the act of filling something

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "filling":
     battology, bedizenment, bonus, bush, bushing, cloying, cloysome,
     complemental, complementary, completing, completive, completory,
     components, consummative, consummatory, contents, culminative,
     decoration, doubling, doublure, duplication, duplication of effort,
     embellishment, expletive, extra, extra added attraction,
     extra dash, extravagance, facing, fat, featherbedding, filigree,
     filler, fillip, flourish, frill, frills, frippery, fulfilling,
     gingerbread, inlay, inlayer, innards, insole, interlineation,
     jading, lagniappe, liner, lining, luxury, macrology, needlessness,
     ornament, ornamentation, overadornment, overfilling, overlap,
     packing, padding, payroll padding, perfective, pick, pleonasm,
     premium, prolixity, redundance, redundancy, satiating, sating,
     satisfying, shoot, something extra, stammering, stuffing,
     stuttering, superaddition, superfluity, superfluousness,
     surfeiting, tautologism, tautology, trimming, twist,
     unnecessariness, verbosity, wadding, wainscot, warp, weft, woof,
     wrinkle
  
  

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