Complete Definition of "file"

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English

Etymology 1
French fil, âthreadâ, Latin filum, âthreadâ.

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Pronunciation
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A collection of papers collated and archived together.
  2. In computers, an aggregation of data on a storage device.

Translations
trans-top|collection of papers
Traditional Chinese: æªæ¡
Croatian: t-|hr|fascikl|m, t-|hr|datoteka|f
Czech: t-|cs|poÅadaÄ|m, t-|cs|archiv|m
Danish: arkivalie n
Esperanto: t-|eo|dosiero|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|kansio
French: t-|fr|fichier|m
German: Kartei f, Datei f, Akte f
Italian: t+|it|archivio|m
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Japanese: 綴ã込㿠(tojikomi), ãã¡ã¤ã« (fairu)
Lithuanian: byla, :lt:byla f
Maltese: t-|mt|arkivju|m|xsMaltese, t-|mt|fajl|m|xsMaltese
Polish: plik m
Portuguese: arquivo m italbrac|Brazil, ficheiro m italbrac|Portugal
Russian: t+|ru|дело|n|trdélo|scCyrl, t-|ru|папка|f|trpápka|scCyrl
Spanish: archivo m italbrac|Latin America, fichero m italbrac|Spain
Swedish: t+|sv|arkiv|n
Turkish: t-|tr|dosya
Ukrainian: ÑпÑава f (sprawa)
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trans-top|computer terminology
Traditional Chinese: æªæ¡
Catalan: arxiu m
Croatian: t-|hr|datoteka|f
Czech: t-|cs|soubor|m
Danish: t-|da|fil|c
Dutch: t+|nl|bestand|n
Esperanto: t-|eo|dosiero|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: tiedosto
French: t-|fr|fichier|m
German: t+|de|Datei|f
Hebrew: t-|he|ק×××¥|altק×Ö¹×ֶץ|trkovéts|sc=Hebr m
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Japanese: t-|ja|ãã¡ã¤ã«|trfairu|scJpan
Lithuanian: t+|lt|failas|m
Maltese: t-|mt|fajl|m|xs=Maltese
Polish: plik m
Portuguese: arquivo m italbrac|Brazil, ficheiro m italbrac|Portugal
Romanian: t-|ro|fiÅier|n
Russian: Ñайл (fajl) m
Slovene: t-|sl|datoteka|f
Spanish: archivo m italbrac|Latin America, fichero m italbrac|Spain
Swedish: t+|sv|fil|c
Turkish: t-|tr|dosya
Ukrainian: ÑÑÑ (riÄ)
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Verb
en-verb|fil|ing

  1. transitive To commit official papers to some office
  2. transitive To place in an archive in a logical place and order
  3. transitive To store a file (1) on a storage medium such as a disc or another computer.

Translations
trans-top|to commit papers
Finnish: lähettää, laittaa menemään (colloquial)
Italian: t-|it|archiviare
Maltese: t-|mt|tiffajlja|f|xsMaltese, t-|mt|jiffajlja|m|xsMaltese
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Japanese: ç³è«ãã (shinsei-suru), æèµ·ãã (teiki-suru)
Russian: подаваÑÑ Ð´Ð¾ÐºÑменÑ|докÑменÑÑ/заÑвление/жалоба|Ð¶Ð°Ð»Ð¾Ð±Ñ (podavátâ dokuménty/zajavlénie/žálobu)
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trans-top|to archive
Dutch: archiveren
Finnish: arkistoida
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Japanese: ä¿ç®¡ãã (hokan-suru)
Swedish: t+|sv|arkivera
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trans-top|to store computer data
Dutch: opslaan
Finnish: t+|fi|tallentaa
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Japanese: ä¿å­ãã (hozon-suru)
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Derived terms
filing

Etymology 2
French file#French|file, from filer, âto spin outâ, âarrange one behind anotherâ, Latin fÄ«lÄre, from filum, âthreadâ.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A column of people one behind another.

#: The troops marched in Indian file.

  1. chess one of the eight vertical lines of squares on a chessboard (i.e., those which run from number to number). The analog horizontal lines are the ranks.

Translations
trans-top|column of people
Danish: kø c
Esperanto: t-|eo|vico|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t-|fi|rivi
German: t+|de|Reihe|f
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Japanese: t+|ja|å|sc=Jpan
Korean: ì¤ (jul, jur)
Maltese: t-|mt|ringiela|f|xs=Maltese
Portuguese: t+|pt|fila|f
Russian: колонна (kolónna) f, веÑениÑа (verenítsa) f
Slovene: kolona f
Swedish: t+|sv|fil|c, t-|sv|kö|c
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trans-top|chess: one of the eight vertical lines on a chessboard
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Japanese: t+|ja|å|sc=Jpan
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Derived terms
Indian file
rank and file, rank-and-file
single file, single-file

Verb
en-verb|fil|ing

  1. intransitive To move in a file

Etymology 3
Old English feol. Cognate with Dutch vijl, German Feile.

Noun
Image:Queue de rat.png|thumb|right|A file (tool).
en-noun

  1. A hand tool consisting of a handle to which a block of coarse metal is attached, and used for removing sharp edges or for cutting, especially through metal
  2. context|slang|archaic A man, guy, fellow; especially one known for being cunning or resourceful.

Translations
trans-top|abrasive tool
Czech: t-|cs|pilník|m
Danish: t-|da|fil|c
Dutch: vijl f
Esperanto: t-|eo|fajlilo|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t-|fi|viila
French: t+|fr|lime|f
German: t-|de|Feile|f
Greek: t-|el|λίμα|f|sc=Grek
Italian: t-|it|lima
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Japanese: é¢ (yasuri), ããã (yasuri)
Korean: ì¤ (jul, jur)
Macedonian: turpija f
Maltese: t-|mt|lima|f|xs=Maltese
Polish: pilnik
Portuguese: t+|pt|lima
Russian: напилÑник (napílânik) m, пилка (pílka) f (nail file)
Slovene: t+|sl|pila|f
Spanish: t+|es|lima|f
Swedish: t+|sv|fil
Telugu: à°à°à±à°°à°¾à°¯à°¿ (aakuraayi)
Ukrainian: пилка f (pylka)
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Verb
en-verb|fil|ing

  1. transitive to smooth, grind, or cut with a file

#: I'd better file the bottoms of the table legs. Otherwise they will scratch the flooring.

Translations
trans-top|to smooth with a file
Dutch: vijlen
Esperanto: t-|eo|fajli|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: viilata
German: feilen
Italian: t-|it|limare
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Japanese: ããããæãã (yasuri-wo-kakeru)
Korean: ì¸ë¤ (sseulda)
Maltese: t-|mt|jillima|m|xsMaltese, t-|mt|tillima|f|xsMaltese
Russian: подпиливаÑÑ (podpílivatâ), ÑлиÑоваÑÑ (Å¡lifovátâ)
Slovene: piliti
Spanish: t-|es|limar
Swedish: t-|sv|fila
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Derived terms
top2
file snake
filing
mid2
nail-file
rat-tail file

Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Tools


Dutch

Noun
file f

  1. traffic jam

Synonyms
opstopping


Esperanto

Etymology
filo|fil- + -e#Esperanto|-e

Adverb
file

  1. filially (in a filial manner or way)

Category:Esperanto adverbs


Finnish

Noun
file

  1. filet

French

Pronunciation
IPA|/fil/
SAMPA|/fil/

Noun
file f

  1. line
  2. Belgian French|lang=fr traffic jam

Synonyms
bouchon (2)


Irish

Noun
file m

  1. poet

Declension
ga noun m4|f|ile|ilí

Category:Irish nouns


Italian

Noun
file f

  1. plural of|fila|lang=Italian

file m inv

  1. context|computing|lang=it file#English|file

Category:Italian nouns


Kurdish

Noun
file

  1. Christian

Category:Kurdish language

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