Definition of file :
1. A roll or list.
2. A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; - in contradistinction to rank, which designates a row of soldiers standing abreast.
3. A shrewd or artful person.
4. A steel instrument, having cutting ridges or teeth, made by indentation with a chisel, used for abrading or smoothing other substances, as metals, wood, etc.
5. An orderly collection of papers, arranged in sequence or classified for preservation and reference; as, files of letters or of newspapers; this mail brings English files to the 15th instant.
6. An orderly succession; a line; a row
7. Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively.
8. Course of thought; thread of narration.
9. The line, wire, or other contrivance, by which papers are put and kept in order.
10. To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill.
11. To make foul; to defile.
12. To march in a file or line, as soldiers, not abreast, but one after another; - generally with off.
13. To put upon the files or among the records of a court; to note on ( a paper) the fact date of its reception in court.
14. To rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth.
15. To set in order; to arrange, or lay away, esp. as papers in a methodical manner for preservation and reverence; to place on file; to insert in its proper place in an arranged body of papers.
16. To smooth or polish as with a file.
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case (part of speech: noun)
tool (part of speech: noun)
hacksaw, punch, band saw, sickle, miter box, hoe, gouge, level, shears, square, hedge trimmer, chain saw, crosscut saw, cold chisel, spoke shave, pliers, tool, lug wrench, hammer, spade, wedge, stapler, calipers, keyhole saw, auger, bow saw, shovel, wrecking bar, sledgehammer, claw hammer, emery wheel, screwdriver, chisel, trowel, monkey wrench, welder, hatchet, crowbar, ball-peen hammer, snips, back saw, scythe, saw, spanner, scissors, machete, planer, coping saw, tire iron, vise, grindstone, radial arm saw, jigsaw, scroll saw, handsaw, circular saw, edger, wrench, axe, pipe wrench, drill, mallet, awl, pickax, bench drill, buzz saw, arc welder, jointer, table saw, drill press, tin snips, jackknife, knife, posthole auger, plane, lathe, pick, ripsaw, grapnel
list (part of speech: verb)
history, bank-book, pad, waybill, audit, bill, album, detail, record, collect, catalog, document, account, notebook, score, thesaurus, budget, dictionary, novel, store, sum, summary, summarize, ledger, manifest, annual, roll, enumerate, roster, recording, menu, yearbook, total, census, scrapbook, lexicon, calendar, daybook, schedule, statement, tally, tabulate, blank-book, journal, cash book, table, book, note, count, registry, register, index, log, repertory, tablet, workbook, logbook, check, treasury, storybook, collection, recount, journalize, chronicle, enumeration, inventory, list, annals, itemization, scroll, itemize, digest, invoice, diary, documentation, docket
- We'll run into town in a day or so an' file the papers. - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
- You know some folk that get their ideas mostly from books really believe that the rank and file want one of their own kind to lead 'em. - "Loaded Dice", Ellery H. Clark.
- Before me marched solemnly an unbroken single file of game, reaching literally to my limit of vision in both directions. - "African Camp Fires", Stewart Edward White.