Definition of filing cabinet in English:

filing cabinet

Pronunciation /ˈfīliNG ˌkab(ə)nət/ /ˈfaɪlɪŋ ˌkæb(ə)nət/

Translate filing cabinet into Spanish


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

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