1. [ verb ] (law) register in a public office or in a court of law
Synonyms: register

"file for divorce" "file a complaint"

Related terms: register law register
2. [ noun ] a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
Synonyms: data_file
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
Synonyms: charge lodge

"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
Synonyms: Indian_file single_file
Related terms: line line column snake_dance
7. [ noun ] office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
Synonyms: file_cabinet filing_cabinet
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
Synonyms: file_away

"File these bills, please"

Related terms: record filing
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19703
Similar spelling:   fille