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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a receptacle such as a folder for storing papers or other objects in organized fashion.
I keep all my documents related to insurance in this file.
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definition 2: the papers or other objects that are so stored.
That information is part of the prisoner's file.He made copies of the file without permission.
similar words:
archives, dossier
definition 3: an orderly line of things or persons, esp. soldiers. (Cf. rank1).
The sergeant walked past the file of recruits.
similar words:
convoy, rank, row
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: files, filing, filed
definition 1: to store in a file.
All these papers are waiting to be filed.
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definition 2: to present, send, or submit.
She filed a complaint at the police station.Have you filed your tax returns yet?
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part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to march in a line.
The choir members filed down the aisle of the church.
similar words:
defile, march
definition 2: to submit an application.
You must file soon for the election.
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derivation: filer (n.)
Word Builder: file +
  • file cabinet:
    a piece of furniture for holding many paper files.
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  business, computer
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