English definition of “file”
INFORMATION [C] › a collection of information and documents about someone or something: The school keeps files on all its pupils.
COMPUTER [C] › a a piece of text, a picture, or a computer program stored on a computer: Do you want to download all these files?
CONTAINER [C] › a box or folded piece of thick paper used to put documents in: He keeps all his bank statements in a file.
on file › If information is on file, it is recorded and stored somewhere: The police have kept all the details on file.
TOOL [C] › a small tool with a rough edge that is used to make a surface smooth: a nail file
in single file › in a line with one person following the other → See also the rank and file