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file1 US English

A folder or box for holding loose papers that are typically arranged in a particular order for easy reference

file2 US English

A line of people or things one behind another

file3 US English

A tool with a roughened surface or surfaces, typically of steel, used for smoothing or shaping a hard material

filé US English

Pounded or powdered sassafras leaves used to flavor and thicken soup, especially gumbo

file1 US Thesaurus

he opened the file

file2 US Thesaurus

a file of boys

file3 US Thesaurus

she filed her nails

on file US English

In a file or filing system

case file US English

A collection of documents and evidence relating to a particular legal case

fact file US English

A collection of information about a particular subject or product

file card US English

A small card on which information is recorded, typically stored alphabetically with others in a card index

file copy US English

A copy of a letter or document which is kept on file

flat file US English

A file having no internal hierarchy

kill file US English

(In a Usenet program) a file into which one may put particular email addresses or keywords, posts from or containing which are then automatically deleted without being displayed

nail file US English

A strip of roughened metal or an emery board used for smoothing and shaping the fingernails and toenails

WAV file US English

A format for storing uncompressed audio files

zip file US English

A computer file whose contents of one or more files are compressed for storage or transmission, often carrying the extension .ZIP

batch file US English

A computer file containing a list of instructions to be carried out in turn

file server US English

A device that controls access to separately stored files, as part of a multiuser system

file shell US English

A free-swimming bivalve mollusc, the shell of which is typically white and has a rough, ribbed external surface

file snake US English

A widespread but rarely seen nocturnal African constricting snake which is triangular in cross section with rough scales, giving it the appearance of a three-cornered file

Indian file US English

Another term for single file.

single file US English

A line of people or things arranged one behind another

file cabinet US English

Another term for filing cabinet.

file manager US English

A computer program used to organize, list, and find files and directories on a computer

file-sharing US English

The practice of or ability to transmit files from one computer to another over a network or the Internet

vertical file US English

An alphabetized file for pamphlets and other small publications that do not merit a call number in a library system

file extension US English

A group of letters occurring after a period in a file name, indicating the format of the file

rank and file US English

The ordinary members of an organization as opposed to its leaders

rank and file New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words, hyphen when attributive; treated as plural)

tax file number US English

A unique identifying number assigned to a taxpayer by tax authorities

File Transfer Protocol US English

Another term for FTP.

file something away/off in file3 US English

Remove something by grinding it off with a file

on file in file1 US English

In a file or filing system

ZIP file in zip file US English

A computer file whose contents of one or more files are compressed for storage or transmission, often carrying the extension .ZIP

lawsuit US English

A claim or dispute brought to a court of law for adjudication

filefish US English

A fish with a dorsal spine and rough scales, related to the triggerfishes and occurring in tropical and sometimes temperate seas

swapfile US English

A file on a hard disk used to provide space for programs that have been transferred from the processor’s memory

wave file in WAV file US English

A format for storing uncompressed audio files

zipped file in zip file US English

A computer file whose contents of one or more files are compressed for storage or transmission, often carrying the extension .ZIP

rank and file in rank1 US Thesaurus

the officers and the rank and file


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