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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To put or keep (papers, for example) in useful order for storage or reference.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To put or keep (papers, for example) in useful order for storage or reference. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A document or spreadsheet (on a computer); A container, such as a cabinet or folder in which papers are arranged or classified.

Usage examples (24)
  • He needed to file his receipts so his accountant could find them.
  • file one's fingernails
  • file these bills, please
  • file for divorce for more
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  • A "fillet" is a lacy headband while a "filet" is a thin steak or strip of boneless meat or fish. A "filly" is a young female horse and "file" is a sassafras powder used in New Orleans-style cooking.
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