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filler

[fil-er] /ˈfɪl ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that fills:
a filler for pies; a filler of orders.
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 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.
5.
Journalism. material, considered of secondary importance, used to fill out a column or page.
6.
an implement used in filling, as a funnel.
7.
cotton, down, or other material used to stuff or pad an object, as a quilt or cloth toy.
8.
material placed between the insole and the exterior sole of a shoe.
9.
Linguistics. (especially in tagmemics) one of a class of items that can fit into a given slot in a construction.
10.
Building Trades. a plate, slab, block, etc., inserted between two parallel members to connect them.
11.
the tobacco forming the body of a cigar.
12.
metal in the form of a rod or wire, used in brazing, welding, and soldering.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; fill + -er1

fillér

[fee-lair, fil-air] /ˈfi lɛər, ˈfɪl ɛər/
noun, plural fillér.
1.
an aluminum coin of Hungary, the 100th part of a forint.
Also, fil·ler.
Origin
1900-05; < Hungarian < Middle High German vierer type of coin, equivalent to vier four + -er -er1
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  • The meat must be cut with filler or the loaf will be dense.
  • Because less filler is used, the composite can retain the polymer's stretchability or transparency.
  • They actually might do some good as a filler in a special section of downtown.
  • But as in a substandard dog food, the meat-to-filler ratio has been awfully low.
  • Dealers often use filler ingredients to stretch a drug supply.
  • The lower the percentage, the more water is used as filler.
British Dictionary definitions for filler

filler

/ˈfɪlə/
noun
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.
  1. the inner portion of a cigar
  2. 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 and History for filler
n.

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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