Meaning of FILE in English

FILE

n.

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle French, from filer to spin, draw out, from Late Latin filare, from Latin filum

Date: 1598

1 : SINGLE FILE

2 : any of the rows of squares that extend across a chessboard from one player's side to the other player's side

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