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file meaning

[ fail ] Pronunciation:   "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]

    BOX FILE, LEVER ARCH FILE, LOG FILE, PAY AND FILE, PROGRAM FILE, RANK AND FILE, SIG FILE, SUSPENSION FILE, WEB LOG FILE, ZIP FILE

    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

    2

    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.

    3

    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

    verb

    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.

    LODGE


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

  • [Medicine]
    n
    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

Examples

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  1. this card should be kept on file for reference ..
  2. this card should be kept on file for reference ..
  3. this card should be kept on file for reference ..
  4. this card should be kept on file for reference.
  5. we have all your particulars on file.

Related Words

  1. filch meaning
  2. filch sth meaning
  3. filcher meaning
  4. filching meaning
  5. filchingly meaning
  6. file allocation table meaning
  7. file attach meaning
  8. file away meaning
  9. file cabinet meaning
  10. file charges meaning
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