Definition of fiel
1. file [ v ] register in a public office or in a court of law
Examples: "file for divorce" "file a complaint"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
Mayor_William_B._Hartsfield filed suit for divorce from his wife , Pearl_Williams_Hartsfield , in Fulton_Superior_Court Friday .
(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
Information , application_forms , and assistance in filing may be obtained from the Office_of_Minerals_Exploration , U.S._Department_of_the_Interior , Washington 25 , D.C. , or from the appropriate regional office listed below :Synonyms file register Related Terms register law register
2. file [ n ] a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept togetherUsed in print:
(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
But since 1927 , researchers digging_into ancient court records and legal files have been able to find illuminating pieces of information .
(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)
An exhaustive survey was made of the literature , and a primary reference file of approximately 600 references was catalogued .
(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)
Petitioner was not denied due_process in the administrative proceedings , because the statement in_question was in his file , to which he had access , and he had opportunities to rebut it both before the hearing_officer of the Department_of_Justice and before the appeal_board .
Its ground for this recommendation was that , while petitioner claimed before the local board August 17 , 1956 ( as evidenced by its memorandum in his file of that date ) , that he was devoting 100 hours per month to actual preaching , the headquarters of the Jehovah's_Witnesses reported that he was no_longer doing so and , on_the_contrary , had relinquished both his Pioneer_and_Bible_Student_Servant positions .
Upon return of the file to the local board , petitioner was again ordered to report for induction and this prosecution followed his failure to do so .Synonyms file data_file Related Terms record mug_file computer_file tickler charge
3. file [ v ] smooth with a file
Examples: "file one's fingernails"
(Paul Larson and Gordon Odegard, "How to design your...)
Remove all other loose pieces and file the edges of the basic frame smooth .
Cut_off excess screw lengths and file flush with either frame or nut .
Put a 2 - 56 roundhead screw into the hole , cut_off the excess threads and file flush with the underside of the bar .
Tend to make this dimension slightly undersize so you can file the screw head to get exactly 1 4 '' tappet movement .
To each tappet except 6 and 8 , solder a * * f piece of brass and file to the tapered shape shown in Figs .6 and 8 .Synonyms file Related Terms smooth rub
4. file [ v ] proceed in line
Examples: "The students filed into the classroom"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Once four Tibetan monks , in their saffron robes , filed through the cafeteria line .
Everybody else was allowed to file off the plane after it touched_down at El_Paso at 4 : 18 a. m. .Synonyms file Related Terms march file_out file_in
5. file [ v ] file a formal charge against
Examples: "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)
The suit was filed later in the day in Common Pleas Court 7 against the Hughes company and two bonding firms .
(San Francisco Chronicle,...)
The complaint on_which the warrant was issued was filed by Leo_Blaber , an attorney for the association .Synonyms charge file lodge Related Terms accuse impeach charge lodgment
6. file [ n ] a line of persons or things ranged one behind the otherSynonyms file Indian_file single_file Related Terms line line column snake_dance
7. file [ n ] office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in orderUsed in print:
(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
His files , desk , drafting_board and a high stool formed the only clean island in the chaos .Synonyms file_cabinet file filing_cabinet Related Terms office_furniture vertical_file charge
8. file [ n ] a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metalUsed in print:
(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)
Following reaction the cells were scratched with a file and opened under a 20 % aqueous sodium_iodide solution .Synonyms file Related Terms hand_tool flat_file round_file nailfile rasp rat-tail_file blunt_file taper_file haft
9. file [ v ] place in a container for keeping records
Examples: "File these bills, please"
(Frank Lorimer, Demographic Information on...)
The cards , filed by circonscription ( sub-chiefdom , or village ) , are kept in the headquarters of each territoire ( chiefdom ) .Synonyms file_away file Related Terms record filing
10. File [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19703Synonyms File
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