:to file (something, such as a document) in the wrong place
- … the inaccessibility of information that is being typed, is in the mail, has been misfiled or is simply in an office that is closed for the weekend …
- —Vincent E. Giuliano
- Considering that an entry misfiled is an item lost, it is good practice to study the structure of any catalog before attempting to file …
- —Rosalind E. Miller et al.
- One cache of handwritten letters emerged in the New York Public Library, of all places; they had been misfiled under Winston Churchill the American novelist.
- —Martin Gilbert
- Five- or six-digit numbers often give rise to filing mistakes: for example, a file bearing the number 117111 can easily be misfiled as 111711.
- —Elizabeth Shepherd and Geoffrey Yeo