AskDefine | Define folder

Dictionary Definition



1 a small book usually having a paper cover [syn: booklet, brochure, leaflet, pamphlet]
2 covering that is folded over to protect the contents

User Contributed Dictionary




to fold + -er


  1. An organizer that papers are kept in, usually with an index tab, to be stored as a single unit in a filing cabinet.
    I keep all my schoolwork in a yellow folder.
  2. In the context of "Computing": : a logical directory that contains computer files.
    My essays are in the folder marked "Essays"
  3. A machine or person who folds things.


  • Bosnian: fascikl
  • Finnish: kansio
  • French: dossier, chemise
  • German: Ordner
  • Russian: папка
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: фасцикл
    Roman: fascikl
  • Slovenian: mapa
  • Spanish: carpeta, fólder
  • Swedish: pärm
  • Vietnamese: bìa hồ sơ
directory on a computer
  • Bosnian: direktorijum
  • Czech: složka
  • Dutch: map
  • Finnish: kansio
  • French: dossier, répertoire
  • German: Ordner
  • Japanese: フォルダ
  • Polish: folder
  • Russian: папка
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: директоријум
    Roman: direktorijum
  • Slovenian: mapa
  • Spanish: carpeta
  • Vietnamese: thư mục
person who folds things

Extensive Definition

The term folder can refer to several different things:

See also

folder in Persian: پوشه
folder in German: Ordner
folder in Spanish: Carpeta
folder in Dutch: Map
folder in Japanese: フォルダ
folder in Korean: 폴더
folder in Russian: Папка (значения)
folder in Finnish: Mappi
folder in Chinese: 文件夹

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

book end, book support, book table, book tray, book truck, bookcase, bookholder, booklet, bookrack, bookrest, bookshelf, bookstack, bookstand, brochure, chapbook, circular, comic book, folio, leaflet, pamphlet, portfolio, revolving bookcase, stack, tract
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