Filing vs. Filling

Filing vs. Filling — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Filing and Filling

Filingnoun

A container, such as a cabinet or folder, for keeping papers in order.

Fillingnoun

An act or instance of filling.

Filingnoun

A collection of papers or published materials kept or arranged in convenient order.

Fillingnoun

Something used to fill a space, cavity, or container

a gold filling in a tooth.

Filingnoun

(Computers) A collection of data or program records stored as a unit with a single name.

Fillingnoun

An edible mixture used to fill pastries, sandwiches, or cakes. See Note at frosting.

Filingnoun

A line of persons, animals, or things positioned one behind the other.

Fillingnoun

The horizontal threads that cross the warp in weaving; weft.

Filingnoun

A line of troops or military vehicles so positioned.

Fillingadjective

Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach

a filling meal

Filingnoun

(Games) Any of the rows of squares that run forward and backward between players on a playing board in chess or checkers.

Fillingnoun

Anything that is used to fill something.

Filingnoun

(Archaic) A list or roll.

Fillingnoun

The contents of a pie, etc.

Filingnoun

An official document that is filed with a court, government agency, or other legal or political institution.

Fillingnoun

(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.

Filingnoun

Any of several hardened steel tools with cutting ridges for forming, smoothing, or reducing especially metallic surfaces.

Fillingnoun

The woof in woven fabrics.

Filingnoun

A nail file.

Fillingnoun

Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.

Filingnoun

Chiefly British A crafty or artful person.

Fillingnoun

(Protestantism) A religious experience attributed to the Holy Ghost "filling" a believer.

Filingnoun

The act or an instance of using a file.

Fillingverb

present participle of fill

Filingnoun

A particle or shaving removed by a file

metal filings.

Fillingnoun

any material that fills a space or container;

there was not enough fill for the trench

Filingverb

To put or keep (papers, for example) in useful order for storage or reference.

Fillingnoun

flow into something (as a container)

Filingverb

To enter (a legal document) as an official record.

Fillingnoun

(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 teethan informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'

Filingverb

To send or submit (copy) to a newspaper.

Fillingnoun

a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.

Filingverb

To initiate (a lawsuit)

file a complaint.file charges.

Fillingnoun

the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

Filingverb

To march or walk in a line.

Fillingnoun

the act of filling something

Filingverb

To put items in a file.

Filingverb

To make application; apply

filed for a job with the state.file for a divorce.

Filingverb

To enter one's name in a political contest

filed for Congress.

Filingverb

To smooth, reduce, or remove with or as if with a file.

Filingverb

To sully or defile.

Filingnoun

Any particle that has been removed by a file or similar implement; a shaving.

The process left metal filings all over the bench and the part.

Filingnoun

The act of storing documents in an archive; archiving.

Filingnoun

Something that has been officially filed; a document on file.

Filingverb

present participle of file

Filingnoun

the entering of a legal document into the public record;

he filed a complainthe filed his tax return

Filingnoun

a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file

Filingnoun

the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)

Filingnoun

preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.;

I have some filing to do