The carmaker is expected to file for an initial public offering as early as today.
U.S. trademark law favors the party who was first to use a trademark, rather than file it.
For four years, foreign correspondent Heidi Vogt was always one of the first people to file when a bomb went off in Afghanistan.
In the auditing process, adherents may disclose details of their personal life, and a record of the audit is placed in a file.
So whenever anyone talked about that, I would create a card about that and file it under “David Miscavage-Abuse.”
There were three in the gang and they got him and the radio paper which was stolen from our file.
The teacher, beginning with the first file, asks the leader, "What did you see?"
Do you think it is a wise practice for judges who disagree with the majority of the court to file dissenting opinions?
Inside, he went to a file, from which he took his spot-inspection folder.
And immediately the door bursting open, an Officer of the Cardinals Guard, with a file of soldiers, entered the church.
"to place (papers) in consecutive order for future reference," mid-15c., from Middle French filer "string documents on a wire for preservation or reference," from fil "thread, string" (12c.), from Latin filum "a thread, string," from PIE *gwhis-lom (cf. Armenian jil "sinew, string, line," Lithuanian gysla "vein, sinew," Old Church Slavonic zila "vein"), from root *gwhi- "thread, tendon." The notion is of documents hung up on a line.
File (filacium) is a threed or wyer, whereon writs, or other exhibits in courts, are fastened for the better keeping of them. [Cowel, "The Interpreter," 1607]Methods have become more sophisticated, but the word has stuck. Related: Filed; filing.
1520s, "string or wire on which documents are strung," from French file "row," from Middle French filer (see file (v.)). The meaning "arranged collection of papers" is from 1620s; computer sense is from 1954. The military sense "line or row of men" (1590s) is from the French verb in the sense of "spin out (thread); march in file."
metal tool, Old English feol (Mercian fil), from Proto-Germanic *finkhlo (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German fila, Middle Dutch vile, Dutch vijl, German Feile), probably from PIE *peig- "to cut, mark by incision" (see paint (v.)). The verb in this sense is from early 13c., from Old English filian. Related: Filed; filing.
[first sense perhaps fr the tool; perhaps related to French filou, ''pickpocket'']
A wastebasket; circular file (WWII armed forces)
An element of data storage in a file system.
The history of computing is rich in varied kinds of files and file systems, whether ornate like the Macintosh file system or deficient like many simple pre-1980s file systems that didn't have directories. However, a typical file has these characteristics:
* It is a single sequence of bytes (but consider Macintosh resource forks).
* It has a finite length, unlike, e.g., a Unix device.
* It is stored in a non-volatile storage medium (but see ramdrive).
* It exists (nominally) in a directory.
* It has a name that it can be referred to by in file operations, possibly in combination with its path.
Additionally, a file system may support other file attributes, such as permissions; timestamps for creation, last modification, and last access and revision numbers (a` la VMS).