filing Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the entering of a legal document into the public record
- he filed a complaint
- he filed his tax return
noun a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file
noun the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)
noun preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.
verb record in a public office or in a court of law
- file for divorce
- file a complaint
verb smooth with a file
verb proceed in line
- The students filed into the classroom
verb file a formal charge against
lodge; charge; file.
- The suspect was charged with murdering his wife
verb place in a container for keeping records
file away; file.
- A fragment or particle rubbed off by the act of filing; as, iron filings.
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