Definition of File

1. Noun. A set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together.

Exact synonyms: Data File
Specialized synonyms: Combined Dna Index System
Specialized synonyms: Computer File, Mug Book, Mug File, Tickler, Tickler File
Generic synonyms: Record

2. Verb. Record in a public office or in a court of law. "File a complaint"
Exact synonyms: Register
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Trademark
Generic synonyms: Register
Derivative terms: Filing, Register, Register, Registry

3. Noun. A line of persons or things ranged one behind the other.
Exact synonyms: Indian File, Single File
Specialized synonyms: Snake Dance, Column
Generic synonyms: Line

4. Verb. Smooth with a file. "File one's fingernails"
Entails: Rub
Generic synonyms: Smooth, Smoothen
Derivative terms: Filing

5. Noun. Office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order.
Exact synonyms: File Cabinet, Filing Cabinet
Specialized synonyms: Card Catalog, Card Catalogue, Card Index, Vertical File
Generic synonyms: Office Furniture

6. Verb. Proceed in line. "The students filed into the classroom"
Generic synonyms: March, Process
Also: File In, File Out

7. Noun. A steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal.
Specialized synonyms: Blunt File, Flat File, Nailfile, Rasp, Wood File, Rat-tail File, Round File, Taper File
Terms within: Haft, Helve
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool

8. Verb. File a formal charge against. "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
Exact synonyms: Charge, Lodge
Generic synonyms: Accuse, Criminate, Impeach, Incriminate
Specialized synonyms: Impeach
Derivative terms: Charge, Filer, Lodgement

9. Verb. Place in a container for keeping records. "They file the newspapers"; "File these bills, please"
Exact synonyms: File Away
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Derivative terms: Filer, Filing

Definition of File

1. n. An orderly succession; a line; a row

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To march in a file or line, as soldiers, not abreast, but one after another; -- generally with off.

4. n. 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.

5. v. t. To rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth.

6. v. t. To make foul; to defile.

Definition of File

1. Noun. A collection of papers collated and archived together. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) An aggregation of data on a storage device, identified by a name. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To commit official papers to some office ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To place in an archive in a logical place and order ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To store a file (gloss aggregation of data) on a storage medium such as a disc or another computer. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To shape (an object) by cutting with a file (cutting tool). ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To cut with a file (cutting tool). ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive with ''for'' chiefly legal) To make a formal request for the benefit of an official status. ¹

9. Noun. A column of people one behind another, whether "single file" or in a large group with many files side by side. ¹

10. Noun. (chess) one of the eight vertical lines of squares on a chessboard (i.e., those which run from number to number). The analog horizontal lines are the ''ranks''. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To move in a file. ¹

12. Noun. A hand tool consisting of a handle to which a block of coarse metal is attached, and used for removing sharp edges or for cutting, especially through metal ¹

13. Noun. (slang archaic) A man, guy, fellow; especially one known for being cunning or resourceful. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) to smooth, grind, or cut with a file ¹

15. Verb. (archaic) to defile ¹

16. Verb. to corrupt ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of File

1. to arrange in order for future reference [v FILED, FILING, FILES] : FILEABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of File

1. 1. 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. A file differs from a rasp in having the furrows made by straight cuts of a chisel, either single or crossed, while the rasp has coarse, single teeth, raised by the pyramidal end of a triangular punch. 2. Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively. "Mock the nice touches of the critic's file." (Akenside) 3. A shrewd or artful person. "Will is an old file spite of his smooth face." (Thackeray) Bastard file, Cross file, etc. See Bastard, Cross, etc. Cross-cut file, a file having two sets of teeth crossing obliquely. File blank, a steel blank shaped and ground ready for cutting to form a file. File cutter, a maker of files. Second-cut file, a file having teeth of a grade next finer than bastard. Single-cut file, a file having only one set of parallel teeth; a float. Smooth file, a file having teeth so fine as to make an almost smooth surface. Origin: AS. Feol; akin to D. Viji, OHG. Fila, fihala, G. Feile, Sw. Fil, Dan. Fiil, cf. Icel. L, Russ. Pila, and Skr. Pi to cut out, adorn; perh. Akin to E. Paint. To make ful; to defile. "All his hairy breast with blood was filed.Spenser." "For Banquo's issue have I filed mind.Shak." Origin: OE. Fulen, filen, foulen, AS. Flan, fr. Fl foul. See Foul, and cf. Defile, v.t. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of File

file (current term)
file-drawer problem
file-drawer problems
file allocation table
file allocation tables
file away
file cabinet
file cabinets
file card
file clerk
file down
file extension
file extensions
file folder

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