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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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British Dictionary definitions for folders

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