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Definitions of file

  1. To march in a file or line, as soldiers. To file off, to wheel off by files and march in length. Rank and file, the common soldiers; a body of men under leaders. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To put on file, as papers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To march in file, as soldiers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To make foul; to defile. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To put upon the files or among the records of a court; to note on (a paper) the fact date of its reception in court. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To smooth or polish as with a file. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To cut or smooth with such a tool; to arrange and put away (papers, etc.) in orderly fashion, for reference; place among the records of a court or house of legislature. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To put upon a file; to arrange in an orderly manner; to put among the records of a court; to bring before a court. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To cut or smooth with, or as with a file. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To cut or smooth with a file. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To put upon a file. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To cut or sharpen with a file. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To march in a file or line, as soldiers, not abreast, but one after another; - generally with off. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To march in a line. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To march in a file. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To march in file. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. register in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce"; "file a complaint" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. smooth with a file; "file one's fingernails" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. To string or to fasten as papers, on a line or wire for preservation; to arrange papers in a bundle and in order; to present or exhibit officially or for trial. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To smooth or cut, as with a file; to correct. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To fasten together, as paper on a wire for preservation; to place officially among the records of a court. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To rub or smooth with a file; to wear off by friction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. place in a container for keeping records; "File these bills, please" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce"; "file a complaint" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. proceed in line; "The students filed into the classroom" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. An orderly succession; a line; a row Webster Dictionary DB
  35. An orderly collection of papers, arranged in sequence or classified for preservation and reference; as, files of letters or of newspapers; this mail brings English files to the 15th instant. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. The line, wire, or other contrivance, by which papers are put and kept in order. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A roll or list. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A shrewd or artful person. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. A term commonly used to describe both the process of submitting a document to a court--for example, "I filed my small claims case today"--and to describe the physical location where these papers are kept. Traditionally, a court's case files were kept indefinitely in one or more cardboard folders. Today many files--especially those for inactive cases--are stored by computer.
  42. A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; - in contradistinction to rank, which designates a row of soldiers standing abreast. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. A wire, etc., on which papers are strung for safe-keeping or reference; a bundle of papers fastened together and endorsed with the date, contents, etc., of each; a case or cabinet in which papers may be arranged in an orderly way; a line of soldiers ranged one behind the other; a tool of hard steel with small grooves on the surface, used for cutting and smoothing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. A line or wire on which papers are placed in order; the papers so placed; a roll or list; a line of soldiers ranged behind one another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. A steel instrument with sharpedged furrows for smoothing or rasping metals, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. Steel instrument for smoothing metals, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. Wire on which papers are stuck; bundle of arranged papers; list; line of soldiers behind one another. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. A hard steel abrading instrument. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Any device to keep papers in order for reference. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. A collection of papers arranged for reference. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. A row of men standing or marching one behind another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. A roll; list. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. A line or wire on which papers are strung; the papers so strung or otherwise arranged in order; a bundle of papers tied together, with the title of each indorsed; a list or catalogue; a row of soldiers ranged one behind another, from front to rear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. A well-known steel instrument with little furrows on the surface, used in cutting or smoothing metals, ivory, or wood; a polishing apparatus. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  55. A line or wire on which papers are strung for preservation and reference; the number of papers so strung; a bundle of papers tied and titled; a row of soldiers ranged one behind the other, but, generally speaking, two soldiers, the front and rear-rank men. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  56. A well-known steel tool with a toothed or ridged surface for reducing, smoothing, or cutting any article made of a metal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for file

  1. Just wait until I have got some lights, and then file inside in good order." – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  2. The cowmen, gagged, and with their hands bound behind them, walked single file accompanied by one of the sheepmen. – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
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