|1.||[ verb ] (law) register in a public office or in a court of law|
"file for divorce" "file a complaint"
|Related terms:||register law register|
|2.||[ noun ] a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together|
|Related terms:||record mug_file computer_file tickler charge|
|3.||[ verb ] smooth with a file|
"file one's fingernails"
|Related terms:||smooth rub|
|4.||[ verb ] proceed in line|
"The students filed into the classroom"
|Related terms:||march file_out file_in|
|5.||[ verb ] (law) file a formal charge against|
"The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
|Related terms:||accuse impeach charge lodgment|
|6.||[ noun ] a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other|
|Related terms:||line line column snake_dance|
|7.||[ noun ] office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order|
|Related terms:||office_furniture vertical_file charge|
|8.||[ noun ] a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal|
|Related terms:||hand_tool flat_file round_file nailfile rasp rat-tail_file blunt_file taper_file haft|
|9.||[ verb ] place in a container for keeping records|
"File these bills, please"
|Related terms:||record filing|
|10.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19703|