What does folder mean?

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ˈfoʊl dərfold·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. booklet, brochure, folder, leaflet, pamphletnoun

    a small book usually having a paper cover

  2. foldernoun

    covering that is folded over to protect the contents


  1. foldernoun

    An organizer that papers are kept in, usually with an index tab, to be stored as a single unit in a filing cabinet.

    I keep all my schoolwork in a yellow folder.

  2. foldernoun

    A virtual container in a computer's file system, in which files and other folders may be stored. The files and subfolders in a folder are usually related.

    My essays are in the folder named "Essays"

  3. foldernoun

    A machine or person who folds things.


  1. folder

    A folder is a digital or physical location used for storing files, documents or other folders. In a digital context, such as on a computer or smartphone, it's a system for organizing data. On the other hand, in a physical context, it usually refers to a paper container where documents are stored for organization and protection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foldernoun

    one who, or that which, folds; esp., a flat, knifelike instrument used for folding paper

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. folder

    The movable sight of a fire-arm.

Editors Contribution

  1. folder

    A structure on a computerized system.

    The folder was deleted as the information was not needed anymore.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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Anagrams for folder »

  1. refold

  2. rolfed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of folder in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of folder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of folder in a Sentence

  1. Rob Stutzman:

    He's got folder after folder of districts that he thinks can be pickups, and he's already out looking for candidates to run.

  2. Mladen Cadikovski:

    (But) it's a different feeling when you open the folder and see at least a dozen real conversations, that your life is sitting wide open in the palm of someone's hand.

  3. Timothy Parlatore:

    He has one of those landline telephones next to his bed, and it has a blue light on it, and it keeps him up at night. So he took the manilla folder and put it over so it would keep the light down so he could sleep at night, it’s just this folder. It says ‘Classified Evening Summary’ on it. It’s not a classification marking. It’s not anything that is controlled in any way. There is nothing illegal about it.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    I appreciate you dumping your oppo research folder on the debate stage.

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