Associations to the word «File»


FILE, noun. A collection of papers collated and archived together.
FILE, noun. A roll or list.
FILE, noun. Course of thought; thread of narration.
FILE, noun. (computing) An aggregation of data on a storage device, identified by a name.
FILE, verb. (transitive) To commit official papers to some office
FILE, verb. (transitive) To place in an archive in a logical place and order
FILE, verb. (transitive) To store a file (aggregation of data) on a storage medium such as a disc or another computer.
FILE, verb. (intransitive) (with for) (chiefly legal) To make a formal request for the benefit of an official status.
FILE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To set in order; to arrange, or lay away.
FILE, noun. A column of people one behind another, whether "single file" or in a large group with many files side by side.
FILE, noun. (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.
FILE, verb. (intransitive) To move in a file.
FILE, noun. 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.
FILE, noun. (slang) (archaic) A cunning or resourceful person.
FILE, verb. (transitive) To smooth, grind, or cut with a file.
FILE, verb. (archaic) to defile
FILE, verb. To corrupt
FILÉ, noun. A spicy herb made from the dried and ground leaves of the North American sassafras tree (Sassafras albidum) and used in Louisiana Creole cooking.
FILE ALLOCATION TABLE, noun. (computing) A table used internally by the operating system to keep track of the structure of a disk and where files are stored on it.
FILE ALLOCATION TABLES, noun. Plural of file allocation table
FILE AWAY, verb. To store in a file
FILE CABINET, noun. (US) An item of office furniture comprised of a set of either drawers, or shelves with individual doors or panels, sized to standard widths of file folders and traditionally used for the storage of files.
FILE CABINETS, noun. Plural of file cabinet
FILE CARD, noun. A tool for removing debris from between the teeth of a file.
FILE CARD, noun. A card used as part of a file system.
FILE CLOSER, noun. (military) An officer posted at the rear of a line, or on the flank of a column, of soldiers, to rectify mistakes and ensure steadiness and promptness in the ranks.
FILE DOWN, verb. (transitive) To reduce the size of something by filing (using the abrasive effects of a file).
FILE EXTENSION, noun. A short series of letters and/or numerals at the end of a personal computer filename, used to indicate the type of file and the software that will be required to operate or open it.
FILE EXTENSIONS, noun. Plural of file extension
FILE HANDLE, noun. (computing) The descriptor used to access a file in a file system.
FILE HANDLES, noun. Plural of file handle
FILE IN, verb. (intransitive) To enter in single file.
FILE NAME, noun. Alternative spelling of filename
FILE NAMES, noun. Plural of file name
FILE OFF, verb. (transitive) to remove using a file (the tool)
FILE OFF, verb. (intransitive) to depart in single file
FILE OFF THE SERIAL NUMBERS, verb. (fandom slang) (idiomatic) To remove the copyrighted elements from an existing work of fan fiction so that it may be commercially published as original fiction.
FILE OUT, verb. To exit in one or more lines.
FILE PHOTO, noun. (media) a photograph that is representative of the subject being discussed, or may have been taken prior to a current news incident.
FILE SECTION, noun. (computing) The part of the data division of a COBOL program that describes the format of the logical records associated with external files to be accessed by the progrem
FILE SECTIONS, noun. Plural of file section
FILE SHARING, noun. (computing) The process of making files available to others to download from the Internet.
FILE SHARING, noun. (computing) The use of a file sharing network, or peer-to-peer software.
FILE SHREDDER, noun. (computing) A software program designed to overwrite the contents of a data file (or other space on a disk) to prevent recovery of the file contents.
FILE SIZE, noun. (computing) The length of a file, often specified in bytes.
FILE SNAKE, noun. Any of various snakes resembling a file in texture or appearance, especially a wart snake or a non-venomous South African snake of the genus Mehelya.
FILE SYSTEM, noun. A physical system for organising documents, as in a library.
FILE SYSTEM, noun. (computing) A method of organizing blocks on a storage device into files and directories.
FILE SYSTEM, noun. (computing) A set of blocks which are so organized.
FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL, noun. A standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet.
FILE TYPE, noun. Alternative spelling of filetype
FILE TYPES, noun. Plural of file type
FILE WITH, verb. To follow closely, like one soldier after another in file; to keep pace.

Dictionary definition

FILE, noun. A set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together.
FILE, noun. A line of persons or things ranged one behind the other.
FILE, noun. Office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order.
FILE, noun. A steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal.
FILE, verb. Record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce"; "file a complaint".
FILE, verb. Smooth with a file; "file one's fingernails".
FILE, verb. Proceed in line; "The students filed into the classroom".
FILE, verb. File a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife".
FILE, verb. Place in a container for keeping records; "File these bills, please".

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