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filé British & World English

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

file1 British & World English

A folder or box for holding loose papers together and in order for easy reference

file2 British & World English

A line of people or things one behind another

file3 British & World English

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

file1 English Thesaurus

he opened the file and began to read

file2 English Thesaurus

a file of boys in football kit making their way along the path

file3 English Thesaurus

when I have nothing else to do I file my nails

on file British & World English

In a file or filing system

case file British & World English

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

fact file British & World English

A collection of information about a particular subject or product

file card British & World English

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

file copy British & World English

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

flat file British & World English

A file having no internal hierarchy

kill file British & World 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 British & World English

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

WAV file British & World English

A format for storing uncompressed audio files

zip file British & World English

A computer file whose contents are compressed for storage or transmission

batch file British & World English

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

file clerk British & World English

Another term for filing clerk.

file server British & World English

A device which controls access to separately stored files, as part of a multi-user system

file shell British & World English

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

file snake British & World 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 British & World English

Another term for single file.

single file British & World English

A line of people or things arranged one behind another

file cabinet British & World English

Another term for filing cabinet.

file manager British & World English

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

file-sharing British & World English

The practice of making computer files available to other users of a network, in particular the illicit sharing of music and video via the Internet

vertical file British & World English

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

file extension British & World English

A string of characters attached to a filename, usually preceded by a full stop and indicating the format of the file

rank and file British & World 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 British & World English

A unique identifying number assigned to a taxpayer by tax authorities

file something away/off in file3 British & World English

Remove something by grinding it off with a file

on file in file1 British & World English

In a file or filing system

ZIP file in zip file British & World English

A computer file whose contents are compressed for storage or transmission

filefish British & World English

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

swapfile British & World English

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

wave file in WAV file British & World English

A format for storing uncompressed audio files

zipped file in zip file British & World English

A computer file whose contents are compressed for storage or transmission

the rank and file in rank1 English Thesaurus

both the officers and the rank and file


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