Definition of FILE

  1. (verb)record in a public office or in a court of law
  2. (verb)smooth with a file
  3. (verb)proceed in line
  4. (verb)file a formal charge against
  5. (verb)place in a container for keeping records
  6. (noun)a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
  7. (noun)a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
  8. (noun)office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
  9. (noun)a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal