More definitions of "file":
- (verb): Proceed in line.
Example: "The students filed into the classroom"
- (verb): Record in a public office or in a court of law.
Example: "File for divorce"; "file a complaint"
- (noun): A set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together.
Synonyms: data file
- (verb): Place in a container for keeping records.
Example: "File these bills, please"
Synonyms: file away
- (noun): A steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal.
- (noun): Office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order.
Synonyms: file cabinet, filing cabinet
- (verb): Smooth with a file.
Example: "File one's fingernails"
Famous quotes containing the word file:
“While waiting to get married, several forms of employment were acceptable. Teaching kindergarten was for those girls who stayed in school four years. The rest were secretaries, typists, file clerks, or receptionists in insurance firms or banks, preferably those owned or run by the family, but respectable enough if the boss was an upstanding Christian member of the community.”
—Barbara Howar (b. 1934)
“Probably nothing in the experience of the rank and file of workers causes more bitterness and envy than the realization which comes sooner or later to many of them that they are stuck and can go no further.”
—Mary Barnett Gilson (1877?)
“A common and natural result of an undue respect for law is, that you may see a file of soldiers, colonel, captain, corporal, privates, powder-monkeys, and all, marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a palpitation of the heart.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)