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.
  2. To put on file, as papers.
  3. To march in file, as soldiers.
  4. To make foul; to defile.
  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.
  6. To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill.
  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.
  8. To rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth.
  9. To smooth or polish as with a file.
  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.
  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.
  12. To cut or smooth with, or as with a file.
  13. To cut or smooth with a file.
  14. To put upon a file.
  15. To cut or sharpen with a file.
  16. To march in a file or line, as soldiers, not abreast, but one after another; - generally with off.
  17. To march in a line.
  18. To march in a file.
  19. To march in file.
  20. register in a public office or in a court of law; " file for divorce"; " file a complaint"
  21. file a formal charge against; " The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
  22. smooth with a file; " file one's fingernails"
  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.
  24. To smooth or cut, as with a file; to correct.
  25. To fasten together, as paper on a wire for preservation; to place officially among the records of a court.
  26. To rub or smooth with a file; to wear off by friction.
  27. a set of related records ( either written or electronic) kept together
  28. a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal
  29. office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
  30. a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
  31. place in a container for keeping records; " File these bills, please"
  32. record in a public office or in a court of law; " file for divorce"; " file a complaint"
  33. proceed in line; " The students filed into the classroom"
  34. An orderly succession; a line; a row
  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.
  36. The line, wire, or other contrivance, by which papers are put and kept in order.
  37. A roll or list.
  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.
  39. Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively.
  40. A shrewd or artful person.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  45. A steel instrument with sharpedged furrows for smoothing or rasping metals, etc.
  46. Steel instrument for smoothing metals, & c.
  47. Wire on which papers are stuck; bundle of arranged papers; list; line of soldiers behind one another.
  48. A hard steel abrading instrument.
  49. Any device to keep papers in order for reference.
  50. A collection of papers arranged for reference.
  51. A row of men standing or marching one behind another.
  52. A roll; list.
  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.
  54. A well- known steel instrument with little furrows on the surface, used in cutting or smoothing metals, ivory, or wood; a polishing apparatus.
  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.
  56. A well- known steel tool with a toothed or ridged surface for reducing, smoothing, or cutting any article made of a metal.