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1. file

verb. ['ˈfaɪl'] record in a public office or in a court of law.

Synonyms

  • trademark

Antonyms

  • undock
  • pop out

Etymology

  • feol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fil (French)
  • filum (Latin)
  • fil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • filium (Latin)
  • file (French)
  • filen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fylan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with File

  • versatile
  • worthwhile
  • vantuyl
  • restyle
  • monteil
  • marseille
  • kurzweil
  • hostile
  • compile
  • soleil
  • revile
  • nevile
  • mikhail
  • fertile
  • delisle
  • beguile
  • argyll
  • while
  • trial
  • style
  • stile
  • smile
  • awhile
  • zile
  • wyle
  • wile
  • weill
  • weil
  • vile
  • tile

How do you pronounce file?

Pronounce file as faɪl.

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Sentences with file


1. Verb, base form
If you have earned income and want to file, you must report it on your own tax return.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
When you file under Chapter 11, you are reorganizing your business affairs.

3. Noun, singular or mass
If the print has problems with its contrast or color, return to the file in the imaging software.

4. Adjective
It's a database with the Forms 5500 that administrators of most 401(k) plans file annually.

Quotes about file


1. Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
- Marianne Williamson

2. I’d like to file a missing person’s report—on my clone. It’s nearly 2012. He should have been here by now.
- Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

3. I don't have a lot of domestic instincts,"Ranger said to me, his attention fixing on the unidentifiable glob in my hair, "but I have a real strong urge to take you home and hose you down."I went dry mouth. Connie bit into her lower lip, and Lula fanned herself with a file.
- Janet Evanovich, Eleven on Top

2. file-like

adjective. resembling a file.

Antonyms

  • pointless

3. file

noun. ['ˈfaɪl'] a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together.

Synonyms

  • mug book
  • mug file
  • tickler
  • computer file
  • tickler file
  • data file

Antonyms

  • unburden
  • empty
  • negative charge
  • positive charge

Etymology

  • feol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fil (French)
  • filum (Latin)
  • fil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • filium (Latin)
  • file (French)
  • filen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fylan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. file

verb. ['ˈfaɪl'] smooth with a file.

Synonyms

  • smoothen
  • smooth

Antonyms

  • exit
  • get off
  • unplug

Etymology

  • feol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fil (French)
  • filum (Latin)
  • fil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • filium (Latin)
  • file (French)
  • filen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fylan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. file

verb. ['ˈfaɪl'] proceed in line.

Synonyms

  • march

Antonyms

  • end
  • precede

Etymology

  • feol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fil (French)
  • filum (Latin)
  • fil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • filium (Latin)
  • file (French)
  • filen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fylan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. file

verb. ['ˈfaɪl'] file a formal charge against.

Synonyms

  • accuse
  • charge
  • criminate
  • lodge
  • incriminate

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • inactivity
  • natural object
  • curve

Etymology

  • feol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fil (French)
  • filum (Latin)
  • fil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • filium (Latin)
  • file (French)
  • filen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fylan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. file

noun. ['ˈfaɪl'] a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other.

Synonyms

  • column
  • line
  • single file
  • snake dance

Antonyms

  • credit
  • arise
  • pay cash
  • praise

Etymology

  • feol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fil (French)
  • filum (Latin)
  • fil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • filium (Latin)
  • file (French)
  • filen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fylan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. file

noun. ['ˈfaɪl'] a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal.

Synonyms

  • wood file
  • hand tool
  • rat-tail file
  • nailfile
  • flat file
  • blunt file
  • taper file
  • haft
  • helve
  • rasp

Antonyms

  • taper file
  • punch out
  • clock out
  • erase

Etymology

  • feol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fil (French)
  • filum (Latin)
  • fil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • filium (Latin)
  • file (French)
  • filen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fylan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. file

verb. ['ˈfaɪl'] place in a container for keeping records.

Synonyms

  • enter
  • put down
  • file away

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • dissuasion

Etymology

  • feol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fil (French)
  • filum (Latin)
  • fil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • filium (Latin)
  • file (French)
  • filen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fylan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. file

noun. ['ˈfaɪl'] office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order.

Synonyms

  • filing cabinet
  • vertical file
  • card index
  • file cabinet
  • card catalogue
  • office furniture

Antonyms

  • absolve
  • linger
  • calm
  • overcharge

Etymology

  • feol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fil (French)
  • filum (Latin)
  • fil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • filium (Latin)
  • file (French)
  • filen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fylan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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