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[[t]faɪl[/t]]
n. v. filed, fil•ing
1) a container in which papers, letters, etc., are arranged in convenient order
2) a collection of papers, records, etc., arranged in convenient order
3) cmp a collection of related computer data or program records stored by name
4) a line of persons or things arranged one behind another
(disting. from rank).
5) a list or roll
6) chs one of the vertical lines of squares on a chessboard
7) to place in a file
8) to arrange (papers, records, etc.) in convenient order for storage or reference
9) jou to transmit (a news story), as by wire
10) law to initiate (legal proceedings)
11) to march in a file or line, one after another
12) to make application:
to file for a job[/ex]
Etymology: 1425–75; late ME < MF filer to string documents on a thread or wire, OF: to wind or spin thread « L fīlum thread, string fil′er, n. II
file
[[t]faɪl[/t]] n. v. filed, fil•ing
1) bui a metal tool, esp. of steel, having rough surfaces for reducing or smoothing metal, wood, etc
3) to reduce, smooth, or remove with or as if with a file
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE fīl, fēol, c. OS fīla, OHG fī(ha)la fil′er, n. III
file
[[t]faɪl[/t]] v. t. filed, fil•ing. archaic
to defile; corrupt
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE fȳlan to befoul, defile, der. of fūl foul

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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