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Verb: file  fI(-u)l
  1. (law) record in a public office or in a court of law
    "file a complaint"; "file for divorce";
    - register
  2. Smooth with a file
    "file one's fingernails"
  3. Proceed in line
    "The students filed into the classroom"
  4. Place a formal charge against
    "The suspect was filed with murdering his wife";
    - charge, lodge
  5. Place in a container for keeping records
    "File these bills, please"; "file away these bills, please";
    - file away
Noun: file  fI(-u)l
  1. A set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
    - data file
  2. A line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
    - single file, Indian file
  3. Office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
    - file cabinet [US], filing cabinet
  4. A steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal

Sounds like: fie, file, p

Derived forms: filed, files, filing

See also: file in, file out

Type of: accuse, criminate, enter, hand tool, impeach, incriminate, line, march, office furniture, process, put down, record, register, smooth, smoothen

Encyclopedia: File, David