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Definitions for: FILE

file
(n.) An orderly succession; a line; a row
(n.) A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; -- in contradistinction to rank, which designates a row of soldiers standing abreast; a number consisting the depth of a body of troops, which, in the ordinary modern formation, consists of two men, the battalion standing two deep, or in two ranks.
(n.) An orderly collection of papers, arranged in sequence or classified for preservation and reference; as, files of letters or of newspapers; this mail brings English files to the 15th instant.
(n.) The line, wire, or other contrivance, by which papers are put and kept in order.
(n.) A roll or list.
(n.) Course of thought; thread of narration.
(n.) A steel instrument, having cutting ridges or teeth, made by indentation with a chisel, used for abrading or smoothing other substances, as metals, wood, etc.
(n.) Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively.
(n.) A shrewd or artful person.
(v. i.) To march in a file or line, as soldiers, not abreast, but one after another; -- generally with off.
(v. t.) To set in order; to arrange, or lay away, esp. as papers in a methodical manner for preservation and reverence; to place on file; to insert in its proper place in an arranged body of papers.
(v. t.) To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill.
(v. t.) To put upon the files or among the records of a court; to note on (a paper) the fact date of its reception in court.
(v. t.) To rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth.
(v. t.) To smooth or polish as with a file.
(v. t.) To make foul; to defile.

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lief
lief
(n.) Same as Lif.
(n.) Dear; beloved.
(n.) Pleasing; agreeable; acceptable; preferable.
(adv.) Willing; disposed.
(n.) A dear one; a sweetheart.
(adv.) Gladly; willingly; freely; -- now used only in the phrases, had as lief, and would as lief; as, I had, or would, as lief go as not.
life
life
(n.) The state of being which begins with generation, birth, or germination, and ends with death; also, the time during which this state continues; that state of an animal or plant in which all or any of its organs are capable of performing all or any of their functions; -- used of all animal and vegetable organisms.
(n.) Of human beings: The union of the soul and body; also, the duration of their union; sometimes, the deathless quality or existence of the soul; as, man is a creature having an immortal life.
(n.) The potential principle, or force, by which the organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of their several and cooperative functions; the vital force, whether regarded as physical or spiritual.
(n.) Figuratively: The potential or animating principle, also, the period of duration, of anything that is conceived of as resembling a natural organism in structure or functions; as, the life of a state, a machine, or a book; authority is the life of government.
(n.) A certain way or manner of living with respect to conditions, circumstances, character, conduct, occupation, etc.; hence, human affairs; also, lives, considered collectively, as a distinct class or type; as, low life; a good or evil life; the life of Indians, or of miners.
(n.) Animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor; energy.
(n.) That which imparts or excites spirit or vigor; that upon which enjoyment or success depends; as, he was the life of the company, or of the enterprise.
(n.) The living or actual form, person, thing, or state; as, a picture or a description from the life.
(n.) A person; a living being, usually a human being; as, many lives were sacrificed.
(n.) The system of animal nature; animals in general, or considered collectively.
(n.) An essential constituent of life, esp. the blood.
(n.) A history of the acts and events of a life; a biography; as, Johnson wrote the life of Milton.
(n.) Enjoyment in the right use of the powers; especially, a spiritual existence; happiness in the favor of God; heavenly felicity.
(n.) Something dear to one as one's existence; a darling; -- used as a term of endearment.