filing

1 of 2

noun (1)

fil·​ing ˈfī-liŋ How to pronounce filing (audio)
1
: an act or instance of using a file
2
: a fragment rubbed off in filing
iron filings

filing

2 of 2

noun (2)

1
: an act or instance of filing something
2
: a document filed

Examples of filing in a Sentence

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Noun
In the review of merger filings, in addition to a notification form, the law requires a company to turn over documents including studies, analyses and reports prepared for the company’s board or executives about a deal. Leah Nylen, Fortune, 11 Apr. 2024 However, just before the auction began, the trustee revealed that the foreclosure would be delayed and rescheduled due to the bankruptcy filing. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 11 Apr. 2024 Separately, tax filings show that a nonprofit private foundation overseen by Schmidt and his wife contributed to a fund that feeds into a private equity firm that has made investments in numerous Chinese tech firms, including those in AI. Will Knight, WIRED, 11 Apr. 2024 In the filing, the company said that the seven board nominees would be Robert M. Bakish, Barbara M. Byrne, Linda M. Griego, Judith A. McHale, Charles E. Phillips Jr., Shari E. Redstone and Susan Schuman. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Apr. 2024 The book, however, fails to mention Robinson filing for bankruptcy a few years after opening the daycare. Will Steakin, ABC News, 11 Apr. 2024 Based on the complaint, and on the press conference that accompanied its filing, there would not appear to be any such grounds. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2024 About 19 million taxpayers may be able to use the tool this filing season. Selena Kuznikov, Variety, 10 Apr. 2024 Boss invited him to go, paid for trip Harrower went to Washington, D.C., his filing said, to support Trump. Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star, 10 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of filing was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Filing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filing. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

filing

noun
fil·​ing
ˈfī-liŋ
: a small piece scraped off in filing
iron filings

Legal Definition

filing

noun
1
: an act or instance of filing something
2
: a document filed
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