folder

noun
fold·er | \ ˈfōl-dər \

Definition of folder 

1 : one that folds

2 : a folded printed circular

3a : a folded cover or large envelope for holding or filing loose papers

b : an organizational element of a computer operating system used to group files or other folders together

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Examples of folder in a Sentence

a folder offering tips for heating one's home efficiently

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Menus, which used to be kept inside a clear plastic sheath, are now presented inside folders made of textured handmade paper, held in place with stickers of bumblebees and butterflies. New York Times, "A Brooklyn Favorite for Jamaican Food Beats the Odds," 26 June 2018 Select Save as and select a location to save your eBook file (.MOBI) to a folder on your computer. 3. Scientific American, "How do I read eBooks on my Kindle Fire? (PC users)," 21 June 2018 Atop a mahogany cabinet—inherited from his predecessor, Vikram Pandit—are rows of manila folders filled with the minutiae of more than 30 quarters of equities results. Hugh Son, Bloomberg.com, "Wall Street’s Big Banks Are Waging an All-Out Technological Arms Race," 5 Apr. 2018 Those details live within that folder, protected by a plastic sleeve, stashed above his desk in the family’s combo office-playroom. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "The Legend of Z: Zdeno Chara Remains Obsessed in His Pursuit of Outsized Excellence," 3 Apr. 2018 Kim’s to letter to Moon was personally delivered by Kim’s sister who attended the Olympics as a special envoy and was covered by a blue folder emblazoned with a golden seal. Washington Post, "Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim’s letter for Trump so big," 2 June 2018 Kim’s to letter to Moon was personally delivered by Kim’s sister, who attended the Olympics as a special envoy, and was covered by a blue folder emblazoned with a golden seal. Kim Tong-hyung, The Seattle Times, "Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim’s letter for Trump so big?," 2 June 2018 School administrators only learned of the operation two weeks ago when an IT staffer found the message in a spam folder. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "“Like stealing candy from a baby,” arrested teen says of his phishing efforts," 14 May 2018 Other improvements Two smaller improvements have been added to build 17666: the ability to group, and name, apps together in a Start menu folder... ...as well as a popular request, a dark theme for the File Explorer. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "What's new in Windows 10 Insider Build 17666: 'Cloud Clipboard,' Sets improvements and more," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of folder

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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folder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of folder

: a folded cover or large envelope for holding documents

: a collection of files or documents that are stored together on a computer

folder

noun
fold·er | \ ˈfōl-dər \

Kids Definition of folder

1 : a folded cover or large envelope for loose papers a manila folder

2 : a folded printed sheet a travel folder

3 : a part of a computer operating system used to organize files

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