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file meaning

[ fail ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "file""file" in a sentence
  • Verb: file  fI(u)l
    1. Record in a public office or in a court of law
      "file for divorce"; "file a complaint"
      - register 
    2. Smooth with a file
      "file one's fingernails" 
    3. Proceed in line
      "The students filed into the classroom" 
    4. File a formal charge against
      - charge, lodge 
    5. Place in a container for keeping records
      "File these bills, please"
      - file away
    Noun: file  fI(u)l
    1. A set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
      - data file 
    2. A line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
      - single file, Indian file 
    3. Office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
      - file cabinet [US], filing cabinet 
    4. A steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal

    Sounds like: phial

    Derived forms: filed, files, filing

    See also: file in, file out, filer, filing

    Type of: accuse, criminate, enter, hand tool, impeach, incriminate, line, march, office furniture, process, put down, record, register, smooth, smoothen

    Encyclopedia: File

  • [Architecture]

    A metal (usually steel) tool having a rectangular, triangular, round, or irregular section and either tapering or of uniform width and thickness, covered on one or more of its surfaces with teeth or oblique ridges; used for abrading, reducing, or smoothing metal, wood, or other materials.

    file: nomenclature

  • [Business]
    noun, verb

    noun [C]


    1 (IT )

    a collection of information stored together in a computer, under a particular name:

    You'll find the document on the C-drive in a file called 'Zambia'.

    ❖ to access/copy/create/delete/save a file

    ◆ a computer/data/text file


    a box or folded piece of card for keeping loose papers together and in order:

    Put that letter in the file marked 'Urgent'.

    A stack of files was waiting on my desk.


    a file and the information it contains, for example about a particular person or subject:

    They have vast files on markets, clients and competitors.

    Your application will be kept on file.

    ❖ to have/keep/maintain a file (on sb/sth)

    ◆ to consult/have access to/read/refer to a file


    1 [+ obj]

    to put and keep documents, etc. in a particular place and in a particular order so that you can find them easily:

    I filed the letters away in the drawer.

    The forms should be filed alphabetically.

    2 [+ obj or no obj]

    to present sth so that it can be officially recorded and dealt with:

    to file for bankruptcy

    to file a claim/a lawsuit

    The company filed its accounts last week.


  • [Electronics]
    An organized collection of records related by a
    common format, data source, or application.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : a tool usu. of hardened steel with cutting ridges for forming or smoothing surfaces (as of a tooth)
    2 : a narrow instrument for shaping fingernails with a fine rough metal or emery surface — file vt filed; fil·ing

  • [Computer]
    <file system> An element of data storage in a file system.

    The history of computing is rich in varied kinds of files and file systems, whether ornate like the Macintosh file system or deficient like many simple pre-1980s file systems that didn't have directories. However, a typical file has these characteristics:

    * It is a single sequence of bytes (but consider Macintosh resource forks).

    * It has a finite length, unlike, e.g., a Unix device.

    * It is stored in a non-volatile storage medium (but see ramdrive).

    * It exists (nominally) in a directory.

    * It has a name that it can be referred to by in file operations, possibly in combination with its path.

    Additionally, a file system may support other file attributes, such as permissions; timestamps for creation, last modification, and last access and revision numbers (a` la VMS).

    Compare: document.
  • This card should be kept on file for reference ..
  • This card should be kept on file for reference ..
  • This card should be kept on file for reference ..
  • This card should be kept on file for reference.
  • We have all your particulars on file.
  • Celia pulled a sheet from the file.
  • Did you ever come across it in the files?
  • files were located by using the card indexes.
  • They had walked in single file down the path.
  • I have read-only access to my bank files.
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Other Languages
  • "file" meaning in Chinese: n. 1.纸夹,文件夹。2.钉成册的文件,档案,卷宗,案卷,合订本。3.【计算机】外存贮器,存贮带。4.行列;【军...
  • "file" meaning in Japanese: 1file n. とじこみ, ファイル, 記録, 資料; 列; 〔電算〕 ファイル. 【動詞+】 ◆He close...
  • "file" meaning in Korean: noun, vt, 서류철, 철하기, 파일, 정리카드, 목록, 명부, 철하다, 퇴고하다
  • "file" meaning in Russian: 1) напильник, слесарная пила Ex: to touch a piece up with ...
  • "file" meaning in Arabic: n. إضبارة, ملف, طابور, مجموعة مصنفة, شخص ماكر
  • "file" meaning in French: n. lime; dossier, classeur, fichier; file d'attente; lig...
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