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folder

[fohl-der] /ˈfoʊl dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that folds.
2.
a printed sheet, as a circular or timetable, folded into a number of usually pagelike sections.
3.
a folded sheet of light cardboard used to cover or hold papers, letters, etc., as in a file.
4.
Computers. directory (def 4a).
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; fold1 + -er1
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Examples from the web for folder
  • At the beginning of each month, you distribute the items already in the folder into specific days for dealing with them.
  • She had brought the folder with her, in the car trunk.
  • The information in each folder was organized-if it was organized at all-according to the whims of the particular buyer.
  • Let's stat with finder it should list folder first then files.
  • The researchers were surprised to find that people seemed better able to recall the folder.
  • These can then be placed in an archival folder or photo album.
  • Then he opens a folder in a big pile of crime statistics.
  • Both of these are in the utilities folder in the applications folder.
  • It's a free service that puts a magic folder on your computer desktop.
  • They automatically route whatever they think is spam to a spam folder.
British Dictionary definitions for folder

folder

/ˈfəʊldə/
noun
1.
a binder or file for holding loose papers, etc
2.
a folded circular
3.
a machine for folding printed sheets
4.
a person or thing that folds
5.
(computing) another name for directory (sense 5)
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Word Origin and History for folder
n.

1550s as "one who folds;" 1911 as "folding cover for loose papers;" agent noun from fold (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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folder in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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