folder

play
noun fold·er \ˈfōl-dər\

Definition of folder

  1. 1 :  one that folds

  2. 2 :  a folded printed circular

  3. 3a :  a folded cover or large envelope for holding or filing loose papersb :  an organizational element of a computer operating system used to group files or other folders together

Examples of folder in a sentence

  1. a folder offering tips for heating one's home efficiently

1552

First Known Use of folder

1552


FOLDER Defined for English Language Learners

folder

play
noun fold·er \ˈfōl-dər\

Definition of folder for English Language Learners

  • : a folded cover or large envelope for holding documents

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


FOLDER Defined for Kids

folder

play
noun fold·er \ˈfōl-dər\

Definition of folder for Students

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

  2. 2 :  a folded printed sheet a travel folder

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up folder? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an exhausted condition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!