Meaning of FILE in English

n. & v. --n. 1 a line of persons or things one behind another. 2 (foll. by of) Mil. a small detachment of men (now usu. two). 3 Chess a line of squares from player to player (cf. RANK(1)). --v.intr. walk in a file. øfile off (or away) Mil. go off by files. [F file f. LL filare spin or L filum thread]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.