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  Definition of file
  1. a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal
  2. office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
  3. a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
  4. a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
  5. file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
  6. place in a container for keeping records; "File these bills, please"
  7. record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce"; "file a complaint"
  8. smooth with a file; "file one''s fingernails"
  9. proceed in line; "The students filed into the classroom"
Similar Words: file cabinet, filing cabinet, data file, single file, Indian file, charge, lodge, file away, register

 

See Also: file in, file out

 

Hyponyms: blunt file, flat file, nailfile, rasp, wood file, rat-tail file, round file, taper file, vertical file, computer file, mug file, mug book, tickler, tickler file, snake dance, column, impeach

 

Entailments: rub

 

Derivational Morphology: charge, lodge, file away, register, file cabinet, filing cabinet, data file, filer, lodgment, lodgement, complaint, file clerk, filing clerk, filing, registry, single file, Indian file

 

Anagrams: life, lief

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: arxiu   Croatian: datoteka and fascikl  
Danish: arkivalie and fil and   Dutch: bestand and vijl and vijlen  
Esperanto: dosiero and fajli and fajlilo and vico   Finnish: kansio and rivi and tiedosto and viila and viilata  
French: fichier and lime   German: Datei and Feile and feilen and Kartei and Reihe  
Greek: λίμα   Hebrew: קובץ  
Italian: archivio and lima and limare   Japanese: やすりを掛ける and ファイル and 綴じ込み and and  
Korean: 쓸다 and   Lithuanian: byla and failas  
Macedonian: turpija   Maltese: arkivju and fajl and jillima and lima and ringiela  
Polish: pilnik and plik   Portuguese: arquivo and fila and lima  
Romanian: fişier   Russian: дело and колонна and напильник and подпиливать and файл  
Slovene: datoteka and kolona and pila and piliti   Spanish: archivo and lima and limar  
Swedish: arkiv and fil and fila   Telugu: ఆకురాయి  
Turkish: dosya   Ukrainian: пилка and річ and справа  
 
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