folder

[fohl-der]
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:
1545–55; fold1 + -er1

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folder (ˈfəʊldə)
 
n
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

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Word Origin & History

folder
"folding cover for loose papers," 1911, from fold (v.).
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Computing Dictionary

folder definition


directory

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Example sentences
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.
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