HyperDic: file

English > 9 senses of the word file:
VERBcommunicationfile, registerrecord in a public office or in a court of law
contactfilesmooth with a file
motionfileproceed in line
communicationfile, charge, lodgefile a formal charge against
communicationfile, file awayplace in a container for keeping records / records
NOUNcommunicationfile, data filea set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
groupfile, single file, Indian filea line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
artifactfile, file cabinet, filing cabinetoffice furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
artifactfilea steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces
file > pronunciation
Soundsfay'l
Rhymesaisle ... worthwhile: 64 rhymes with ayl...
English > file: 9 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together.
Synonymdata file
InstancesCombined DNA Index SystemThe DNA file maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Narrowercomputer file(computer science) a file maintained in computer-readable form
mug file, mug bookA file of mug shots (pictures of criminals that are kept on file by the police)
tickler, tickler fileA file of memoranda or notices that remind of things to be done
BroaderrecordAnything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
Spanisharchivo de datos
Catalanarxiu de dades
Verbsfileplace in a container for keeping records / records
filefile a formal charge against
filerecord in a public office or in a court of law
English > file: 9 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA line of persons or things ranged one behind the other.
Synonymssingle file, Indian file
NarrowercolumnA line of units following one after another
snake danceA group advancing in a single-file serpentine path
BroaderlineA formation of people or things one behind another
Spanishfila india
Catalanfila índia
Verbsfileproceed in line
English > file: 9 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningoffice furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order.
Synonymsfile cabinet, filing cabinet
Narrowercard index, card catalog, card catalogueAn alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item
vertical fileA file in which records / records / records are stored upright on one edge
Broaderoffice furniturefurniture intended for use in an office
Spanisharchivador, archivero, archivo, fichero
Catalanarxiu, arxivador, fitxer
Verbsfileplace in a container for keeping records / records
filefile a formal charge against
filerecord in a public office or in a court of law
English > file: 9 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal.
Partshaft, helveThe handle of a weapon or tool
Narrowerblunt fileA file with parallel edges
flat fileA file with two flat surfaces
nailfileA small flat file for shaping the nails
rasp, wood fileA coarse file with sharp pointed projections
rat-tail fileA thin round file shaped like the tail of a rat
round fileA file with a circular cross section
taper fileA file with converging edges
Broaderhand toolA tool used with workers' hands
Spanishlima
Catalanllima
English > file: 9 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningrecord in a public office or in a court of law.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "file for divorce"
  • "file a complaint"
Synonymregister
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowertrademarkRegister the trademark of
Broaderregisterrecord in writing
Spanisharchivar, censar, registrar
Catalancensar, registrar
Nounsfileoffice furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
filea set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
filingthe entering of a legal document into the public record / record
English > file: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningSmooth with a file.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"file one's fingernails"
EntailsrubMove over something with pressure
Broadersmooth, smoothenmake smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
Spanishlimar
Catalanllimar-se, llimar
Nounsfilingthe act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)
English > file: 9 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningproceed in line.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"The students filed into the classroom"
Broadermarch, processmarch in a procession
See alsofile inenter by marching in a file
file outmarch out, in a file
Spanishir en fila
Nounsfilea line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
English > file: 9 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningfile a formal charge against.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymscharge, lodge
NarrowerimpeachCharge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office
Broaderaccuse, impeach, incriminate, criminateBring an accusation against
Spanishempapelar
Nounsfileoffice furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
filea set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
filera party who files a notice with a law court
English > file: 9 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningplace in a container for keeping records / records.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey file the newspapers
Example"File these bills, please"
Synonymfile away
Broaderrecord, enter, put downmake a record of
Spanisharchivar
Catalanarxivar
Nounsfileoffice furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
filea set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
filera clerk who is employed to maintain the files of an organization
filingpreservation and methodical arrangement as of documents / documents and papers etc.

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