a person or thing that fills: a filler for pies; a filler of orders.
a thing or substance used to fill a gap, cavity, or the like.
a substance used to fill cracks, pores, etc., in a surface before painting or varnishing.
a liquid, paste, or the like used to coat a surface or to give solidity, bulk, etc., to a substance, as paper or a chemical powder.
Journalism. material, considered of secondary importance, used to fill out a column or page.
an implement used in filling, as a funnel.
cotton, down, or other material used to stuff or pad an object, as a quilt or cloth toy.
material placed between the insole and the exterior sole of a shoe.
Linguistics. (especially in tagmemics) one of a class of items that can fit into a given slot in a construction.
Building Trades. a plate, slab, block, etc., inserted between two parallel members to connect them.
the tobacco forming the body of a cigar.
metal in the form of a rod or wire, used in brazing, welding, and soldering.

1490–1500; fill + -er1 Unabridged


[fee-lair, fil-air]
noun, plural fillér.
an aluminum coin of Hungary, the 100th part of a forint.
Also, fil·ler.

1900–05; < Hungarian < Middle High German vierer type of coin, equivalent to vier four + -er -er1 Unabridged
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filler (ˈfɪlə)
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.  a paste, used for filling in cracks, holes, etc, in a surface before painting
4.  architect a small joist inserted between and supported by two beams
5.  a.  the inner portion of a cigar
 b.  the cut tobacco for making cigarettes
6.  journalism articles, photographs, etc, to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a newspaper or magazine
7.  informal something, such as a musical selection, to fill time in a broadcast or stage presentation
8.  a small radio or television transmitter used to fill a gap in coverage

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., one who fills, agent noun from fill (v.). Meaning Something used to fill is from 1590s. Specifically of food products by 1901.
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Example sentences
Akin to that school cafeteria meat taste unique to meat with soy filler
They can cause a litter problem, as in the ocean, but are the perfect material
  for a landfill since they are inert filler.
Design filler tanks so that propellant can be refueled with robot rockets to
  keep the thrusters fueled.
The notion that it's filler between the ads is outdated.
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