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English noun: file

1. file (communication) a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together


Synonymsdata file


Broader (hypernym)record


Narrower (hyponym)computer file, mug book, mug file, tickler, tickler file


Instance hyponymCombined DNA Index System

2. file (group) a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other


SynonymsIndian file, single file


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)column, snake dance

3. file (artifact) office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order


Synonymsfile cabinet, filing cabinet


Broader (hypernym)office furniture


Narrower (hyponym)card catalog, card catalogue, card index, vertical file

4. file (artifact) a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal


Broader (hypernym)hand tool


Narrower (hyponym)blunt file, flat file, nailfile, rasp, rat-tail file, round file, taper file, wood file


Part holonymhaft, helve


English verb: file

1. file (communication) record in a public office or in a court of law


SamplesFile for divorce.
File a complaint.


Synonymsregister


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)register


Narrower (hyponym)trademark


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. file (contact) smooth with a file


SamplesFile one's fingernails.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)smooth, smoothen


Entailrub

3. file (motion) proceed in line


SamplesThe students filed into the classroom.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)march, process

4. file (communication) file a formal charge against


SamplesThe suspect was charged with murdering his wife.


Synonymscharge, lodge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)accuse, criminate, impeach, incriminate


Narrower (hyponym)impeach

5. file (communication) place in a container for keeping records


SamplesFile these bills, please.


ExamplesThey file the newspapers


Synonymsfile away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record









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