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Dictionary definition for: File

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

2. (v) record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce" "file a complaint"

3. (n) a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other

4. (v) smooth with a file; "file one''s fingernails"

5. (n) office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order

6. (v) proceed in line; "The students filed into the classroom"

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

8. (v) file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

9. (v) place in a container for keeping records; "File these bills, please"

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