Meaning of FILE in English

FILE

n. & v. --n. a tool with a roughened surface or surfaces, usu. of steel, for smoothing or shaping wood, fingernails, etc. --v.tr. 1 smooth or shape with a file. 2 elaborate or improve (a thing, esp. a literary work). øfile away remove (roughness etc.) with a file. file-fish any fish of the family Ostracionidae, with sharp dorsal fins and usu. bright coloration. øøfiler n. [OE fil f. WG]

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