What is file?

  • (noun): Office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order.
    Synonyms: file cabinet, filing cabinet
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "file":

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

Famous quotes containing the word file:

    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)

    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 (1817–1862)