Meaning of FILE in English


Pronunciation: ' f ī (- ə )l

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English f ē ol; akin to Old High German f ī la file

Date: before 12th century

1 : a tool usually of hardened steel with cutting ridges for forming or smoothing surfaces especially of metal

2 : a shrewd or crafty person

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.