file noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “file” - Learner’s Dictionary

file

noun     /faɪl/
COMPUTER [C] A2 a piece of text, a picture, or a computer program stored on a computer: Do you want to download all these files?Office practicesOfficial documentsComputer concepts
INFORMATION [C] A2 a collection of information and documents about someone or something: The school keeps files on all its pupils.Official documentsOffice equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationery
CONTAINER [C] a box or folded piece of thick paper used to put documents in: He keeps all his bank statements in a file. Office equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationeryPaper
on file If information is on file, it is recorded and stored somewhere: The police have kept all the details on file.Office practicesOfficial documents
TOOL [C] a small tool with a rough edge that is used to make a surface smooth: a nail file ToolsGardening toolsCarpentry and joinery
in single file in a line with one person following the other →  See also the rank and file Things collected in lines or rings
(Definition of file noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More