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filling (comparative more filling, superlative most filling)

  1. Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach
    a filling meal


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filling (plural fillings)

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  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.
      As learned Dr. Hodge has reminded us, any impartation of the Holy Spirit is a baptism, and certainly, apart from biblical phraseology, a filling with the Spirit may be called a baptism with the Spirit.
    • 2011, Raymond F. Culpepper, Understanding the Ministry of the Holy Spirit, Pathway Press, page 33.
      All these terms referencing the work of the Holy Spirit—coming upon, falling upon, being filled with the Holy Spirit, receiving the promise of the Father—can best be understood as synonymous with baptism in the Holy Spirit, with the key to understanding being “one baptism, many fillings.”
    • 2016, Zacharias Tanee Fomum, You Can Receive The Baptism Into The Holy Spirit Now, self-published.
      Other signs followed their subsequent fillings with the Holy Spirit, but the first filling was immediately followed by the speaking in other tongues.
    Synonyms: enduement, second baptism




  1. present participle of fill

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