Definitions for FILEfɪˈleɪ, ˈfi leɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. file, data file(noun)

    a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together

  2. file, single file, Indian file(noun)

    a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other

  3. file, file cabinet, filing cabinet(noun)

    office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order

  4. file(verb)

    a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal

  5. file, register(verb)

    record in a public office or in a court of law

    "file for divorce"; "file a complaint"

  6. file(verb)

    smooth with a file

    "file one's fingernails"

  7. file(verb)

    proceed in line

    "The students filed into the classroom"

  8. charge, lodge, file(verb)

    file a formal charge against

    "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

  9. file, file away(verb)

    place in a container for keeping records

    "File these bills, please"

GCIDE

  1. File(n.)

    (computers) a collection of data on a digital recording medium treated as a unit for the purpose of recording, reading, storage, or indexing; -- such a file is typically accessible by computer programs by the use of a file name. The data may be of any type codable digitally, such as simple ASCII-coded text, complex binary-coded data, or an executable program, or may be itself a collection of other files.

  2. Origin: [F. file row (cf. Pr., Sp., Pg., & It. fila), LL. fila, fr. L. filum a thread. Cf. Enfilade, Filament, Fillet.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. File(noun)

    an orderly succession; a line; a row

  2. File(noun)

    a row of soldiers ranged one behind another; -- in contradistinction to rank, which designates a row of soldiers standing abreast; a number consisting the depth of a body of troops, which, in the ordinary modern formation, consists of two men, the battalion standing two deep, or in two ranks

  3. File(noun)

    an orderly collection of papers, arranged in sequence or classified for preservation and reference; as, files of letters or of newspapers; this mail brings English files to the 15th instant

  4. File(noun)

    the line, wire, or other contrivance, by which papers are put and kept in order

  5. File(noun)

    a roll or list

  6. File(noun)

    course of thought; thread of narration

  7. File(verb)

    to set in order; to arrange, or lay away, esp. as papers in a methodical manner for preservation and reverence; to place on file; to insert in its proper place in an arranged body of papers

  8. File(verb)

    to bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill

  9. File(verb)

    to put upon the files or among the records of a court; to note on (a paper) the fact date of its reception in court

  10. File(verb)

    to march in a file or line, as soldiers, not abreast, but one after another; -- generally with off

  11. File(noun)

    a steel instrument, having cutting ridges or teeth, made by indentation with a chisel, used for abrading or smoothing other substances, as metals, wood, etc

  12. File(noun)

    anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively

  13. File(noun)

    a shrewd or artful person

  14. File(verb)

    to rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth

  15. File(verb)

    to smooth or polish as with a file

  16. File(verb)

    to make foul; to defile

  17. Origin: [OE. fulen, filen, foulen, AS. flan, fr. fl foul. See Foul, and cf. Defile, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. File

    A file is a metalworking, woodworking and plastic working tool used to cut fine amounts of material from a workpiece. It most commonly refers to the hand tool style, which takes the form of a steel bar with a case hardened surface and a series of sharp, parallel teeth. Most files have a narrow, pointed tang at one end to which a handle can be fitted. A similar tool is the rasp. This is an older form, with simpler teeth. As they have larger clearance between teeth, these are usually used on softer, non-metallic materials. Related tools have been developed with abrasive surfaces, such as diamond abrasives or silicon carbide. Because of their similar form and function, these have also been termed 'files'.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FILE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1918

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FILE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1526

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FILE' in Nouns Frequency: #555

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FILE' in Verbs Frequency: #872

Anagrams of FILE »

  1. Lief

  2. Life


Translations for FILE

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • lêerAfrikaans
  • مِلَفّArabic
  • игәүBashkir
  • напільнікBelarusian
  • файл, линия, регистрирам, картотекирам, папка, колона, пила, подавам, пиля, запомнямBulgarian
  • arxiu, llima, fitxerCatalan, Valencian
  • archiv, pilovat, soubor, pořadač, pilníkCzech
  • fil, arkivalie, kø, arkivereDanish
  • beantragen, archivieren, Akte, Kartei, Reihe, Feile, Antrag stellen, feilen, Datei, File, speichernGerman
  • αρχείο, συστοιχία, αρχειοθετώ, ρινίζω, στήλη, σειρά, λίμα, καταθέτω, λιμάρωGreek
  • dosiero, vico, fajlilo, fajliEsperanto
  • archivo, guardar, fila, lima, gestionar, limar, fichero, archivarSpanish
  • esitama, viilima, fail, liin, säilik, toimik, salvestama, arhiivima, kolonn, viilEstonian
  • پروندهPersian
  • viila, jättää hakemus, tiedosto, linja, tallentaa, nostaa, kansio, jono, arkistoida, jättää, viilata, hakeaFinnish
  • fichier, limer, limeFrench
  • triemWestern Frisian
  • lìomhScottish Gaelic
  • קוֹבֶץHebrew
  • फ़ाइलHindi
  • reszelő, adatállomány, megreszel, lereszel, fájl, reszelHungarian
  • նիշք, խարտոցArmenian
  • tölvuskrá, skráIcelandic
  • presentare, archivio, fila, lima, limare, archiviare, depositare, intentareItalian
  • ファイル, 綴じ込み, 列, 鑢, 保存, 提起, 保管, 申請, やすりを掛ける, やすりJapanese
  • ქლიბიGeorgian
  • 줄, 파일, 쓸다Korean
  • byla, :lt:byla, failasLithuanian
  • rinda, fails, ierinda, vīle, vīlētLatvian
  • поднесува, картотека, строј, еге, архивира, турпија, датотека, струга, податотека, колона, пила, регистрира, досие, низаMacedonian
  • jiffajlja, tillima, fajl, arkivju, ringiela, lima, tiffajlja, jillimaMaltese
  • fremmeNorwegian
  • archiveren, vijlen, bestand, file, dossier, rij, vijl, ordner, kolonne, opslaan, lijnDutch
  • arkivere, arkiv, lagre, fil, inngiNorwegian
  • opiłować, plik, opiłowywać, pilnikPolish
  • ficheiro, guardar, linha, arquivar, salvar, arquivo, fila, lima, limar, lixa, registrarPortuguese
  • fișier, pilăRomanian
  • папка, шлифовать, напильник, подпиливать, вереница, пилка, файл, дело, колоннаRussian
  • datoteka, turpija, fascikl, турпијаSerbo-Croatian
  • pilníkSlovak
  • datoteka, kolona, pila, pilitiSlovene
  • faeleSouthern Sotho
  • arkiv, fil, fila, linje, arkivera, köSwedish
  • ఆకురాయిTelugu
  • ไฟล์, แฟ้มThai
  • dosya, eğe, törpüTurkish
  • річ, напилок, пилкаUkrainian
  • tệp, cái giũa, tập tin, giũaVietnamese

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