Noun: filing fI-ling
Verb: file fI(-u)l
- The entering of a legal document into the public record
- A fragment rubbed off by the use of a file
- The act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)
- Preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.
"I have some filing to do"
- (law) record in a public office or in a court of law
"file a complaint"; "file for divorce";
- Smooth with a file
"file one's fingernails"
- Proceed in line
"The students filed into the classroom"
- Place a formal charge against
"The suspect was filed with murdering his wife";
- charge, lodge
- Place in a container for keeping records
"File these bills, please"; "file away these bills, please";
- file away
Derived forms: filings
See also: file in, file out
Type of: accuse, criminate, enter, entry, formation, fragment, impeach, incriminate, march, process, put down, record, register, shaping, smooth, smoothen, storage, submission, submittal [N. Amer]
Encyclopedia: Filing File