(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. arrangement, classification; list, dossier, record, catalog, inventory; folder; row, column; rasp. —v. t. classify, arrange, store; catalog, record; submit, deliver; rasp. See continuity, friction.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A receptacle for keeping papers in order]
Syn. folder, filing cabinet, letter file, card file, letter case, pigeonhole, repository, organizer, drawer; see also folder 2 .
2. [An orderly collection of papers]
Syn. card index, card file, portfolio, record, data, classified index, list, ready reference list, register, dossier, notebook, docket, census; see also catalog .
3. [Steel abrasive]
Syn. rasp, steel, sharpener, emery board.
Types of files include: flat, round, rat-tail, triangular, saw, fingernail, wood, 10-inch, 12-inch, etc.
4. [A line]
Syn. rank, row, column; see line 1 .
on file,
Syn. filed, cataloged, registered; see recorded .
1. [To arrange in order]
Syn. classify, index, deposit, categorize, catalog, record, register, list, arrange, interfile, pigeonhole, docket; see also classify .
2. [To use an abrasive]
Syn. abrade, rasp, scrape, smooth, rub down, level off, finish, sharpen, hone, grind.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
record, documents, data, folder, dossier, information, cabinet, repository, directory, index.
1. order catalog, categorize, classify, alphabetize, organize, sort, index.
2. apply petition, register, make an application.
3. smooth grind, rasp, abrade, grate.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A group of people or things arranged in a row: column, line, queue, rank1, row1, string, tier. See GROUP.

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