[ fohl-der ]
/ ˈfoʊl dər /


a person or thing that folds.
a printed sheet, as a circular or timetable, folded into a number of usually pagelike sections.
a folded sheet of light cardboard used to cover or hold papers, letters, etc., as in a file.
Computers. directory(def 4a).

Origin of folder

First recorded in 1545–55; fold1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for folder

/ (ˈfəʊldə) /


a binder or file for holding loose papers, etc
a folded circular
a machine for folding printed sheets
a person or thing that folds
computing another name for directory (def. 5)
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