What does FILE mean?

Definitions for FILE
fɪˈleɪ, ˈfi leɪFILE

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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.

    Etymology: [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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  4. File(noun)

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

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

  5. File(noun)

    a roll or list

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

  6. File(noun)

    course of thought; thread of narration

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  10. File(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  12. File(noun)

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

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

  13. File(noun)

    a shrewd or artful person

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

  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

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

  15. File(verb)

    to smooth or polish as with a file

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

  16. File(verb)

    to make foul; to defile

    Etymology: [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'.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. File

    fīl, n. a line or wire on which papers are placed in order: the papers so placed: a roll or list: a line of soldiers ranged behind one another: the number of men forming the depth of a battalion.—v.t. to put upon a file: to arrange in an orderly manner: to put among the records of a court: to bring before a court.—v.i. to march in a file.—n. File′-lead′er.—File off, to wheel off at right angles to the first direction; File with, to rank with, to be equal to.—Single file, Indian file, of men marching one behind another. [Fr. file—L. filum, a thread.]

  2. File

    fīl, n. a steel instrument with sharp-edged furrows for smoothing or rasping metals, &c.: any means adopted to polish a thing, as a literary style: a shrewd, cunning person, a deep fellow: a pickpocket.—v.t. to cut or smooth with, or as with, a file: to polish, improve.—n. File′-cut′ter, a maker of files.—adj. Filed, polished, smooth.—ns. File′-fish, a fish of genus Balistes, the skin granulated like a file; Fil′er, one who files; Fil′ing, a particle rubbed off with a file. [A.S. feól; Ger. feile; Dut. vijl.]

  3. File

    fīl, v.t. (Shak.) to defile, pollute.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. file

    Originally a string of soldiers one behind the other, though in the present formation of British troops, the length of the string has been reduced to two.

  2. file

    An old file. A somewhat contemptuous epithet for a deep and cunning, but humorous person.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. file

    A line of soldiers drawn up behind each other, in contradistinction to rank, which refers to men standing beside one another. The general term means two soldiers, consisting of the front and rear rank men. To file is to advance to or from any given points by files; as, to file to the front, etc. To file off, or to defile, is to wheel off by files from moving in a spacious front, and march in length. Flank file, is the extreme file on the right or left of a squadron or troop, battalion or company, etc. Indian files, a line of men advancing or retreating from either of the flanks, from the centre or from any proportion of a line in succession to one another.

  2. file

    In heraldry, is the mark of cadency which distinguishes the eldest son in his father’s lifetime. It consists of a horizontal stripe or fillet, with three points depending from it. When the mark of cadency itself is designated a file, its points are called labels.

Editors Contribution

  1. file

    A specific place for data and electronic documents.

    The goal is paperless and it's easily achieved with intelligent thought and organization of electronic documents.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  
  2. file

    A type of software.

    The file was from a specific organization who make free software as they wanted to ensure that everyone could afford the software.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  
  3. file

    A type of tool and product created and defined in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    A file can be used to plane wood or shape the fingernails.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 28, 2017  
  4. file

    A type of tool and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles to shape a fingernail or toenail.

    You can buy a file to shape your fingernails or toenails.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 28, 2017  

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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

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How to say FILE in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FILE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FILE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of FILE in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I've ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh file, as the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    If he doesn't file his report by September 1, mid-September, he's clearly doing a Comey.

  3. Rod Rosenstein:

    It's not our job to render conclusive factual findings. We just decide whether it is appropriate to file criminal charges.

  4. Jason Chaffetz:

    We decide what's relevant -- not the Department of Justice, not the FBI, we are entitled to the full file.

  5. Ken Martin:

    A person familiar with the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday the boy was decapitated. Paul Oberhauser told local television station KCTV Paul Oberhauser shoulder restraint busted loose on Paul Oberhauser Verruckt raft July 26. The Nebraska man said The Nebraska man just held on, and a video shot by The Nebraska man wife shows the strap loose at the ride's end. Paul Oberhauser said Paul Oberhauser reported the matter to park workers. Kenneth Conrad, Kenneth Conrad, told WDAF-TV that during Kenneth Conrad trip down the waterslide last year with a friend, the friend's shoulder strap came completely off. Conrad's wife snapped a photo at the end of the ride showing the strap missing, and Kenneth Conrad didn't file a complaint with the park. The park's spokeswoman didn't return messages Tuesday from The Associated Press seeking comment on the claims. In a statement, she said a limited portion of the park will reopen at midday Wednesday. Riders sit in multi-person rafts that begin with the steep drop, followed by a surge up a second hill before a 50-foot descent to a finishing pool. Along the way, riders clutch ropes along the inside of the raft. In early tests, rafts carrying sandbags flew off the slide, prompting engineers to tear down half of the ride and reconfigure some angles. A promotional video about building the slide includes footage of two men riding a raft down a half-size test model and going slightly airborne as it crests the top of the first big hill. Caleb Schwab was in a raft with two adults who were not related to Caleb Schwab when Caleb Schwab was killed on the slide, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s tallest. The other two were treated for facial injuries. Police were investigating the death as a criminal case although police spokesman Cameron Morgan said Tuesday that designation did not mean they suspect foul play. Jon Rust, a professor of textile engineering at North Carolina State University, said the material used on the straps, commonly called hook and loop, isn't designed to keep a person in the seat. It also can get old and degrade with use. It's got to be used in a safe manner, and that doesn't include stopping someone's fall or preventing someone's ejection, Jon Rust said. Ken Martin, Ken Martin, questioned whether the straps were appropriate for what Ken Martin called nothing more than a roller coaster with water. Although Ken Martin has not seen or ridden Verruckt, Martin said a more solid restraint system that fits over the body - similar to those used in roller coasters - may have been better. I think we have a serious issue with the restraint system. Period.

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  • lêerAfrikaans
  • مِلَفّ, ملفArabic
  • 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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