filing etymology

English word filing comes from English file

Detailed word origin of filing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
file English (eng) (transitive) To smooth, grind, or cut with a file. (slang, archaic) A cunning or resourceful person.. A hand tool consisting of a handle to which a block of coarse metal is attached, and used for removing sharp edges or for cutting, especially through metal.
filing English (eng) Any particle that has been removed by a file or similar implement; a shaving.. The act of storing documents in an archive; archiving.

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Descendants of file