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Definition of "file" []

  • A container, such as a cabinet or folder, for keeping papers in order. (noun)
  • A collection of papers or published materials kept or arranged in convenient order. (noun)
  • Computer Science A collection of related data or program records stored as a unit with a single name. (noun)
  • A line of persons, animals, or things positioned one behind the other. (noun)
  • A line of troops or military vehicles so positioned. (noun)
  • A folder, box, etc, used to keep documents or other items in order (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The documents, etc, kept in this way (noun)
  • Documents or information about a specific subject, person, etc (noun)
  • An orderly line or row (noun)
  • A line of people in marching formation, one behind another (noun)
  • Any of the eight vertical rows of squares on a chessboard (noun)
  • A named collection of information, in the form of text, programs, graphics, etc, held on a permanent storage device such as a magnetic disk (noun)
  • A list or catalogue (noun)
  • A group of problems or responsibilities, esp in government, associated with a particular topic (noun)
  • To place (a document, letter, etc) in a file (verb)
  • To put on record, esp to place (a legal document) on public or official record; register (verb)
  • To bring (a suit, esp a divorce suit) in a court of law (verb)
  • To submit (copy) to a newspaper or news agency (verb)
  • To march or walk in a file or files (verb)

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Use "file" in a sentence
  • "= \ file = \%file% file = I: % file% files. = file. "` n""
  • "PL1 ' (SEGmented loader) would take the binary file, link all the binary libraries that you specify and produce a file named"
  • "File name suffixes help to identify the file contents with regard to the language the source code was written in and the contents of the file."