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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

French fil, “thread”, Latin filum, “thread”.

Noun

Singular
file

Plural
{{{1}}}

file ({{{1}}})
  1. A collection of papers collated and archived together.
  2. In computers, an aggregation of data on a storage device.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to file

Third person singular
fil

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to file (third-person singular simple present fil, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To commit official papers to some office
  2. (transitive) To place in an archive in a logical place and order
  3. (transitive) To store a file (1) on a storage medium such as a disc or another computer.
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Derived terms

Etymology 2

French file, from filer, “to spin out”, “arrange one behind another”, Latin fīlāre, from filum, “thread”.

Noun

Singular
file

Plural
{{{1}}}

file ({{{1}}})
  1. A column of people one behind another.
    The troops marched in Indian file.
  2. (chess) one of the eight vertical lines of squares on a chessboard (i.e., those which run from number to number). The analog horizontal lines are the ranks.
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Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to file

Third person singular
fil

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to file (third-person singular simple present fil, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To move in a file

Etymology 3

Old English feol. Cognate with Dutch vijl, German Feile.

Noun

A file (tool).

Singular
file

Plural
{{{1}}}

file ({{{1}}})
  1. A hand tool consisting of a handle to which a block of coarse metal is attached, and used for removing sharp edges or for cutting, especially through metal
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A man, guy, fellow; especially one known for being cunning or resourceful.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to file

Third person singular
fil

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to file (third-person singular simple present fil, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to smooth, grind, or cut with a file
    I'd better file the bottoms of the table legs. Otherwise they will scratch the flooring.
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Derived terms

Dutch

Noun

file f.

  1. traffic jam

Synonyms


Esperanto

Etymology

fil- + -e

Adverb

file

  1. filially (in a filial manner or way)

Finnish

Noun

file

  1. filet

French

Pronunciation

Noun

file f. (plural files)

  1. A line of object placed one after the other.
  2. (Belgium) traffic jam

Derived terms

Synonyms


Irish

Noun

file m.

  1. poet

Declension

Fourth declension

Bare forms

Case Singular Plural
Nominative file filí
Vocative a fhile a fhilí
Genitive file filí
Dative file filí

Forms with the definite article

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an file na filí
Genitive an fhile na bhfilí
Dative leis an bhfile

don fhile

leis na filí


Italian

Noun

file f.

  1. Plural form of fila.

file m. inv.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) file

Kurdish

Noun

file

  1. Christian

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