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

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

Dictionary Entries Near filing

Cite this Entry

“Filing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filing. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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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