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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All the colorful icons on the screen — the trash can, the mouse pointer, the file folders — bear no resemblance at all to what’s really going on inside the computer. Tim Folger, Discover Magazine, "How Quantum Mechanics Lets Us See, Smell and Touch," 24 Oct. 2018 Fortunately, Fatima shared the confused Nick Young stickers in a Google Drive folder for others to print out and surprise their students with. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "English Teacher Uses Memes to Grade Papers," 19 Oct. 2018 During searches of Stephen’s home and lake house in nearby Delhi, investigators seized additional recording devices and a hard drive that included 400 folders with the names of different boys. Ryan J. Foley, The Seattle Times, "Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says," 22 Oct. 2018 Precious paperwork Lee-Clark carries a folder filled with copies. Tammy Ayer, The Seattle Times, "47 years, zero answers: 16-year-old Toppenish girl disappeared after Christmas Eve 1971. Her sister refuses to give up the search.," 4 Nov. 2018 During searches of Stephen's home and lake house in nearby Delhi, investigators seized additional recording devices and a hard drive that included 400 folders with the names of different boys. Fox News, "Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says," 23 Oct. 2018 Click on the Nook disc and navigate to the My Nook > My files > Books folder on your Nook device 6. Scientific American, "How do I read eBooks on my Nook?," 21 June 2018 After taking the job, Moser found a folder on his desk containing a scouting report on his team. Andy Staples, SI.com, "Why Loyola-Chicago Is March's Last Cinderella Standing," 22 Mar. 2018 Her method requires things to be stored vertically — even clothes are folded into little packets, so they can be stored like file folders in dresser drawers — which was a particular challenge for Caboodles’ shallow shelves. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Can Marie Kondo Conquer Caboodles?," 17 Aug. 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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