File en


  1. (v. t.) To smooth or polish as with a file.
  2. (noun) A roll or list.
  3. (noun) A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; -- in contradistinction to rank, which designates a row of soldiers standing abreast; a number consisting the depth of a body of troops, which, in the ordinary modern formation, consists of two men, the battalion standing two deep, or in two ranks.
  4. (noun) Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively.
  5. (v. t.) 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.
  6. (noun) A shrewd or artful person.
  7. (noun) An orderly succession; a line; a row
  8. (v. t.) To make foul; to defile.
  9. (v. t.) 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.
  10. (noun) 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.
  11. (v. t.) To rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth.
  12. (noun) 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.
  13. (v. i.) To march in a file or line, as soldiers, not abreast, but one after another; -- generally with off.
  14. (noun) Course of thought; thread of narration.
  15. (v. t.) To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill.
  16. (noun) The line, wire, or other contrivance, by which papers are put and kept in order.
Word: file
Pronunciation of file: 'fI(&)l
Function of file: noun
Origin of file: Middle English, from Old English fEol; akin to Old High German fIla file
1 : a tool usually of hardened steel with cutting ridges for forming or smoothing surfaces especially of metal
2 : a shrewd or crafty person

Synonyms of file

Charge, Lodge, Register,