Definition of filing cabinet in English:

filing cabinet


  • A large piece of office furniture, typically made of metal, with deep drawers for storing documents.

    • ‘Since the inception of the U.S. court system, this information has laid buried deep within paper filing cabinets in courts across the country.’
    • ‘He was standing in front of one of the many filing cabinets in his office.’
    • ‘In a manual system, this information resides in folders, binders, and filing cabinets, making it difficult to access and maintain.’
    • ‘The items, which included chairs, desks and filing cabinets, would probably have gone to waste if staff hadn't stepped in.’
    • ‘I spent most of the night rummaging through desk drawers and sifting through filing cabinets.’
    • ‘I glanced across the office and noticed that the second drawer of her filing cabinet was open.’
    • ‘Desks, computers, and filing cabinets fill the second-floor office space.’
    • ‘So it's less like a greenhouse and more like a vast filing cabinet, a filing cabinet large enough to walk around in.’
    • ‘A drab room with some filing cabinets, a chair and desk covered in blank papers were the only thing in sight.’
    • ‘I found myself in a hallway that had been blocked off with filing cabinets, chairs, and desks.’
    • ‘Wheels hang from every inch of the rafters, and donated bike parts are stashed in metal filing cabinets that rattle on the uneven flooring.’
    • ‘It was with some relief that we saw that one of the drawers of the filing cabinet had jammed.’
    • ‘I think it might be time to buy one of those two drawer filing cabinets we've been looking at.’
    • ‘Invest in a filing cabinet and file folders and label, placing the stacks in the appropriate folders.’
    • ‘He was sitting at his desk and there was a bookshelf and drawers in a filing cabinet.’
    • ‘That, in turn, limits a tenant's down time and economic losses relating to computers, filing cabinets and furniture.’
    • ‘In this day and age, managing program data and documents with folders, binders and filing cabinets is not effective.’
    • ‘More art dressed the walls, dark mahogany desk and furniture, and the filing cabinets sat behind the door.’
    • ‘‘Hold on,’ the Major said, pushing his wheeled chair back to one of the many filing cabinets in the office.’
    • ‘Open shelf units, closed cupboards and filing cabinets complementing the desks are available.’
    folder, portfolio, binder, box, document case
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filing cabinet