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file

noun

1 file

A set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together.

synonym: data file.

Roget 60: arrangement; plan etc. 626; preparation etc. 673; disposal, disposition; collocation, allocation; distribution; sorting etc. ... show more

Roget 726: combatant; disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent; competitor, rival, corrival; fighter, assailant; champion, Paladin; mosstrooper, ... show more

Roget 69: continuity; consecution, consecutiveness etc. adj.; succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain; catenation, concatenation; ... show more

Roget 86: list, catalog, catalogue, inventory; register etc. (record) 551.    account; bill, bill of costs; terrier; tally, listing, ... show more

Roget 266: travel; traveling etc. v.. wayfaring, campaigning.    journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, ... show more

Roget 330: powderiness [State of powder.], pulverulence; sandiness etc. adj.; efflorescence; friability.    powder, dust, sand, shingle; sawdust; grit; ... show more

Dutch: bestand, computerbestand, databestand, file, gegevensbestand
Polish: akta, dossier



2 file

A line of persons or things ranged one behind the other.

synonyms: Indian file, single file.

Dutch: rot

3 file

Office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order.

synonyms: file cabinet, filing cabinet.

Dutch: archiefkast, bestand, dossier, file, indienen, ordner

4 file

A steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal.

Dutch: vijl
Polish: pilnik

verb

1 file

Record in a public office or in a court of law:
— File for divorce.
— File a complaint.

synonym: register.

Roget 60: reduce to order, bring into order; introduce order into; rally.    arrange, dispose, place, form; put in order, set in order, place in order; set out, collocate, pack, ... show more

Roget 38: subduct, subtract; deduct, deduce; bate, retrench; remove, withdraw, take from, take away; detract.    garble, mutilate, amputate, ... show more

Roget 551: record; put on record, place on record; chronicle, calendar, hand down to posterity; keep up the memory etc. (remember) 505; commemorate etc. (celebrate) ... show more

Roget 69: follow in a series, form a series etc. n.; fall in.    arrange in a series, collate etc. n.; string together, file, thread, graduate, ... show more

Roget 331: rub, scratch, scrape, scrub, slide, fray, rasp, graze, curry, scour, polish, rub out, wear down, gnaw; ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 255: smooth, smoothen; plane; file; mow, shave; level, roll; macadamize; polish, burnish, calender, glaze; iron, ... show more

Roget 330: come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.. reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; scrape, file, abrade, ... show more

Dutch: registreren

2 file

Smooth with a file.

Dutch: vijlen

3 file

Proceed in line.

4 file

File a formal charge against.

synonyms: charge, lodge.

5 file

Place in a container for keeping records:
— File these bills, please.

synonym: file away.


adjective

Roget 636: stored etc. v.; in store, in reserve, in ordinary; spare, supernumerary.   

Moby thesaurus: Indian file, KP, ablate, abrade, abrase, achievement, aculeate, acuminate, alerion, alphabetize, aluminum oxide, ammunition box, analyze, animal charge, annulet, apply for, archives, argent, ark, armorial bearings ... show more.

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