F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyl]
    • /faɪl/
    • /ˈfaɪlər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyl]
    • /faɪl/

Definitions of filer word

  • noun filer a long, narrow tool of steel or other metal having a series of ridges or points on its surfaces for reducing or smoothing surfaces of metal, wood, etc. 1
  • noun filer a small, similar tool for trimming and cleaning fingernails; nail file. 1
  • noun filer British Slang. a cunning, shrewd, or artful person. 1
  • verb with object filer to reduce, smooth, or remove with or as if with a file. 1
  • verb without object filer to march in a file or line, one after another, as soldiers: The parade filed past endlessly. 1
  • verb without object filer to make application: to file for a civil-service job. 1

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Origin of filer

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English filen < Middle French filer to string documents on a thread or wire, Old French: to wind or spin thread < Late Latin fīlāre, verbal derivative of Latin fīlum thread, string

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Parts of speech for Filer


filer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

filer usage trend in Literature

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