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Princeton's WordNet

  1. filing(noun)

    the entering of a legal document into the public record

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

  2. filing(noun)

    a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file

  3. filing(noun)

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

  4. filing(noun)

    preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.

    "I have some filing to do"


  1. filing(Noun)

    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. filing(Noun)

    The act of storing documents in an archive; archiving.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Filing

    of File

  2. Filing(noun)

    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 and neat manner.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

How to pronounce filing?

  1. Alex
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How to say filing in sign language?

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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. Lifelong New Yorker Andy Maskin:

    I love my house – I wouldn’t want to sell my house here in New York. I love my job. My kids are growing up here. So it would be a tough call, but sure, if I won, I would figure something out, which isn’t to say that I am necessarily optimistic given that I have no resources in campaign other than the filing fee.

  2. Quentin Crisp:

    Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation to which the filing system has been lost?

  3. Benjamin Glassman:

    He admitted that he did remember filing out the form ... and indicating falsely that he was not a user of illegal drugs, he knew that if he answered truthfully, he would not have received the firearm that he was buying.

  4. Chuck Reed:

    We’re filing this because pensions costs are going up dramatically, we’re giving voters the opportunity to weigh in on employee benefits that they have not had in the past.

  5. Mark Steber:

    I think the demise of the tax business is a bit premature, i don’t think you’re going to have millions of people filing their taxes on a cell phone.

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