Adjective "file" definition and examples

(File may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/fʌɪl/

Definitions and examples

noun

Pounded or powdered sassafras leaves used to flavour and thicken soup, especially gumbo.
  1. 'Likewise filé powder made from the dried leaves of the sassafras tree would be added during the final stages of cooking to give the gumbo a ‘stringy’ texture.'

noun

A tool with a roughened surface or surfaces, typically of steel, used for smoothing or shaping a hard material.
  1. 'He would also have punches with which to make holes, shears for cutting sheet metal and files for smoothing the metal.'
  2. 'Maintain the existing angle on the blade, and sharpen with a smooth pass with the file.'
  3. 'The facility is filled with workbenches bearing tool boxes loaded with files, stones, scrapers and reamers.'
  4. 'Basic Fitting was a course designed to equip graduates with the skills required to use metals tools, drills, files and the like.'

verb

Smooth or shape with a file.
  1. 'A juror was dismissed from duty yesterday after reading a magazine and filing her nails during a case.'
  2. 'The technicians wear small paper masks over their mouths, but their hands and faces are liberally covered with white powder from filing clients' acrylic nails.'
  3. 'The secretary had tight red curls done all through her hair, and was filing her nails when I caught her attention.'
  4. 'She was seated in the foyer, and when she was not fixing appointments, was busy filing her nails.'
  5. 'Mike shaped, filed and polished the buttplate and triggerguard from rough brass castings before fitting them to the stock.'
  6. 'I suspect the government agent assigned to my life spends most of the day filing his nails and eating toast and wondering how I can go so long without ever doing laundry.'
  7. 'They took me back to the house and my aunt cleaned me up then gave me a manicure, filing my nails and painting them maroon.'
  8. 'Brooks filed each part to shape, marked both locks as ‘London Warranted,’ and finished them with color case hardening.'
  9. 'After spreading a dry towel across her lap so not to dirty her dress, she took Liz's left hand and began filing the nails.'
  10. 'When dry, Claire gently tapped it - she said when it sounded hard and solid she knew it was ready to be filed into shape.'
  11. 'The one place where the jagged edges are filed smoothly, efficiently away.'
  12. 'If caught early enough, the cracks can be filed away before they spread deeper a bit like filing a cracked finger nail before it splits.'

More definitions

1. a folder, cabinet, or other container in which papers, letters, etc., are arranged in convenient order for storage or reference.

2. a collection of papers, records, etc., arranged in convenient order: to make a file for a new account.

3. Computers. a collection of related data or program records stored on some input/output or auxiliary storage medium: This program's main purpose is to update the customer master file.

4. a line of persons or things arranged one behind another (d

More examples(as adjective)

"informations can be file in systems."

"ideas can be file in systems."

"companies can be file in orders."

"companies can be file in dates."

"candlesticks can be file into pieces."

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Origin

(file)Old English fīl, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch vijl and German Feile.