What is file?

  • (verb): Place in a container for keeping records.
    Example: "File these bills, please"
    Synonyms: file away
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "file":

  • (noun): A set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together.
    Synonyms: data file
  • (verb): File a formal charge against.
    Synonyms: charge, lodge
  • (verb): Record in a public office or in a court of law.
    Example: "File for divorce"; "file a complaint"
    Synonyms: register
  • (verb): Smooth with a file.
    Example: "File one's fingernails"
  • (noun): A steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal.
  • (verb): Proceed in line.
    Example: "The students filed into the classroom"

Famous quotes containing the word file:

    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–?)

    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)

    I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled “Science Fiction” ... and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal.
    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922)