folder

noun fold·er \ ˈfōl-dər \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of folder

1 :one that folds
2 :a folded printed circular
3 a :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

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

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First Known Use of folder

1552


FOLDER Defined for English Language Learners

folder

noun

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

noun fold·er \ ˈfōl-dər \

Definition of folder for Students

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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