Meaning of FILE in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fēol; akin to Old High German fīla ~ Date: before 12th century a tool usually of hardened steel with cutting ridges for forming or smoothing surfaces especially of metal, a shrewd or crafty person, II. transitive verb (~d; filing) Date: 13th century to rub, smooth, or cut away with or as if with a ~, III. transitive verb (~d; filing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fȳlan, from fūl foul Date: before 12th century de~ , corrupt , IV. verb (~d; filing) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin filare to string documents on a string or wire, from filum ~ of documents, literally, thread, from Latin; akin to Armenian ǰil sinew Date: 15th century transitive verb to arrange in order for preservation and reference , 2. to place among official records as prescribed by law , to send (copy) to a newspaper , to return to the office of the clerk of a court without action on the merits, to initiate (as a legal action) through proper formal procedure , intransitive verb to register as a candidate especially in a primary election, to place items in a ~, to submit documents necessary to initiate a legal proceeding , ~r noun V. noun Date: 1525 a device (as a folder, case, or cabinet) by means of which papers are kept in order, 2. roll , list , a collection of papers or publications usually arranged or classified, c. a collection of related data records (as for a computer), a complete collection of data (as text or a program) treated by a computer as a unit especially for purposes of input and output, VI. noun Etymology: Middle French, from ~r to spin, draw out, from Late Latin filare, from Latin filum Date: 1598 single ~ , any of the rows of squares that extend across a chessboard from one player's side to the other player's side, VII. intransitive verb (~d; filing) Date: 1614 to march or proceed in single ~

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