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Princeton's WordNet

  1. filingnoun

    the entering of a legal document into the public record

    "he filed a complaint"; "he filed his tax return"

  2. filingnoun

    a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file

  3. filingnoun

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

  4. filingnoun

    preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.

    "I have some filing to do"


  1. 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.

  2. filingnoun

    The act of storing documents in an archive; archiving.


  1. filing

    Filing refers to the process of systematically organizing, storing, and maintaining important documents, records, or information in a way that they can be easily retrieved when needed. It can also refer to submitting a specific document or paperwork to a relevant authority or agency, such as filing a lawsuit, tax return, or application.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Filing

    of File

  2. Filingnoun

    a fragment or particle rubbed off by the act of filing; as, iron filings


  1. Filing

    In law, filing is the act of submitting a document to the clerk of a court for the court's immediate consideration and for storage in the court's files. Courts will not consider motions unless an appropriate memorandum or brief is filed before the appropriate deadline. Usually a filing fee is paid which is part of court costs.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Filing

    Collections of related records treated as a unit; ordering of such files.

Editors Contribution

  1. filing

    To place a document within an electronic file in a systematic, structured, organized and neat manner.

    Electronic filing on a server is so important within an organization.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of filing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of filing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of filing in a Sentence

  1. Mark Meuser:

    By ruling that Yvette Felarca did not demonstrate good faith in filing the restraining order, the court recognized the frivolous nature of Felarca’s actions, the award of attorney fees should send a strong signal that she cannot abuse the court system to silence speech.

  2. Jonathan Leitch:

    We expect to see an increase in defaults and selective corporate failures, where purely domestic bankruptcies are concerned, the outcome will continue to be largely pre-arranged at the outset of a bankruptcy filing.

  3. John Thune:

    I mean, until we know all the details -- it's a sentencing filing, i'm sure there's going to be a lot more come out from the Southern District( of New York) and, at some point, from the Mueller investigation as well. So, it's hard to read too much into it.

  4. Hugh Dugan:

    Retribution for victims is rarely if at all available through U.N. processes, here’s thinking out of the box: Might victims be so motivated to bring the first sexual abuse case to the International Criminal Court? It was set up to prosecute individuals — not states — for the international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals. Filing such a case would challenge the culture of wristslapping and impunity, which is likely to persist.

  5. Bob Baffert:

    I am very disappointed in the ruling, it runs contrary to the scientifically proven facts in this case and the rules of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. We will be filing an immediate appeal.

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