fold·​er | \ ˈfōl-dər How to pronounce folder (audio) \

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

Examples of folder in a Sentence

a folder offering tips for heating one's home efficiently
Recent Examples on the Web Plus, the folder helps compress workwear and keep it winkle-free for easy business travel. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 9 May 2022 Wilde, who did not discuss the contents of the folder, continued her presentation while holding the envelope. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 28 Apr. 2022 Although many speculated that the filmmaker was given an unsolicited screenplay, Deadline later reported that the folder enclosed custody papers from Sudeikis. Christi Carrasstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Microsoft suggests either signing out of OneDrive before resetting the PC or deleting the Windows.old folder after resetting the PC while the company works on a more permanent fix. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 28 Feb. 2022 Beattie recalled Barlow would have piles of papers on his desk and, while giving floor speeches, would reach deep into the stack and pull out just the right folder. Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Feb. 2022 As a short-term workaround, Dropbox says customers can pre-download these online only files via the Dropbox folder, before attempting to open them in third-party applications. Barry Collins, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Adding us to your address book will help get us out of your spam folder. CNN, 3 May 2022 His Princess Diana audio folder brims with shades of her speech, including one file simply titled DIANA GIGGLE.MP3. Sarah Ball, WSJ, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of folder

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 May 2022

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“Folder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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fold·​er | \ ˈfōl-dər How to pronounce folder (audio) \

Kids Definition of folder

1 : a folded cover or large envelope for loose papers a manila folder
2 : a folded printed sheet
3 : a part of a computer operating system used to organize files

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Nglish: Translation of folder for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of folder for Arabic Speakers


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