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Meaning of "nail file" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NAIL FILE

nail file  [neɪl faɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NAIL FILE

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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nail file is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NAIL FILE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

nail file

Nail file

A nail file is a tool used to gently grind down and shape the edges of nails. They are often used in manicures and pedicures after the nail has been trimmed using appropriate nail clippers. Nail files may either be emery boards, ceramic, glass, crystal, plain metal files or metal files coated with corundum.

Definition of nail file in the English dictionary

The definition of nail file in the dictionary is a small file used to shape the fingernails.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NAIL FILE


audiophile
ˈɔːdɪəʊˌfaɪl
basophile
ˈbeɪsəˌfaɪl
bibliophile
ˈbɪblɪəˌfaɪl
cinephile
ˈsɪnɪˌfaɪl
defile
dɪˈfaɪl
file
faɪl
high-profile
ˌhaɪˈprəʊfaɪl
hydrophile
ˈhaɪdrəʊˌfaɪl
low-profile
ləʊ ˈprəʊfaɪl
nucleophile
ˈnjuːklɪəfaɪl
paedophile
ˈpiːdəʊˌfaɪl
pedophile
ˈpiːdəʊfaɪl
profile
ˈprəʊfaɪl
rank-and-file
ˌræŋkənˈfaɪl
round-file
raʊnd faɪl
technophile
ˈtɛknəʊˌfaɪl
zoophile
ˈzəʊəˌfaɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NAIL FILE

nail
nail bar
nail bomb
nail brush
nail clippers
nail down
nail enamel
nail lacquer
nail one´s colours to the mast
nail polish
nail polish remover
nail puller
nail punch
nail scissors
nail set
nail technician
nail up
nail varnish
nail varnish remover
nail wrench

WORDS THAT END LIKE NAIL FILE

archive file
ASCII file
batch file
card file
case file
data file
half-round file
high profile
log file
master file
on file
rank and file
round file
setup file
single file
sound file
student file
suspension file
text file
work file
zip file

Synonyms and antonyms of nail file in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «nail file» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NAIL FILE

Find out the translation of nail file to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nail file from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nail file» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

指甲锉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lima de uñas
570 millions of speakers

English

nail file
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाखून फाइल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ملف مسمار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пилочка для ногтей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lixa de unha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘষিয়া নখের নির্দিষ্ট আকার দেত্তয়ার উকোবিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lime à ongles
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fail kuku
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nagelfeile
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

爪やすり
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

네일 파일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kuku file
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giua móng tay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆணி கோப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नेल फाइल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tırnak törpüsü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lima per unghie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pilnik do paznokci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пилочка для нігтів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pilă de unghii
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λίμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

naelvyl
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nagelfil
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

neglefil
5 millions of speakers

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The term «nail file» is regularly used and occupies the 84.842 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nail file

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NAIL FILE»

Discover the use of nail file in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nail file and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Milady's Standard: Nail Technology
Metal Nail File A metal nail file is used to shape the free edge of hard or sculptured nails. Most professional nail technicians use 7"-8" nail files because some stares do not allow shorter files to be used. Since a nail file is metal and reusable, ...
Sue Ellen Schultes, 2002
2
Beauty Therapy Fact File
Files are abrasive and used to shape the nail. Ideally, they should be disposable to prevent cross infection. A high grit nail file is much gentler in effect than a low grit nail file, so a 100 grit file will be used for shaping artificial nails. A 240 grit file  ...
Susan Cressy, 2004
3
Manicure, Pedicure And Advanced Nail Techniques
FIGURE 9.10 Correct filing for a fan-shaped nail: file away the sides to leave a straight- sided or oval nail FIGURE9.1l Correct filing for a duck-billed nail: file away the length beyond which the nail grows upward, and use an oval or almond  ...
Elaine Almond, 1994
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A Complete Guide to Nail Art and Decorative Manicure
We suggest you keep a nail file on you at all times. Files for natural and fake nails differ, too. Those for real nails are softer and less abrasive. The last word in the nail file world is a triple-cut metal file that, unlike diamond ones, doesn't split the ...
Denis Bukin, Maxim Bukin, Olga Bukina, 2009
5
The Facts on File Illustrated Guide to the Human Body
5 Keep the free end clean of dirt and debris using the curved end of a nail file (but not a sharp point). This both improves appearance and lowers the risk of infection . ○ ○ ○ ○ General skin disorders 1 Sites of common skin problems 5 ...
Facts On File, Incorporated, 2005
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Milady's Standard Nail Technology
Figure 12.13 Close-up of nail rasp Figure 12.14 Close-up of an abrasive nail file Nippers Because of the many precautions in performing pedicare services,. Always prepare the sides of non-metal files to be used by removing the sharp edges ...
Karen, Karen Murray, 2011
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Cutting and Self-Harm
On the chain was a sharp nail clipper, which had a nail file attached to it. I rolled down my knee socks (we were required to wear skirts to school) and looked at my bare white legs. I hadn't really started shaving yet, only from time to time ...
Heather Barnett Veague, Christine Collins, 2009
8
Getting Out: Excerpts from a Cat's Diary
My most precious possession at the moment is a nail file, but if I gave that away and got a pair of hands I could actually have yet another use for the nail file, filing my new nails, and so I would regret having given it away in the first place. Having  ...
John Woodcock, 2009
9
Milady's Standard Nail Technology
LO2 Pedicure nail Files For toenails, a medium-grit nail file will work best. Always finish with the fine-grit file to seal the edges. Some nail technicians use metal files on toenails (Figure 14–12). Check with your instructor to find out whether ...
Milady, 2014
10
Only You
I can't think.” She glanced around the room, noting nail scissors on one of the bedside lockers. Would that fit? Probably not; it wasn't long enough. But her nail file was. “lVIy uat'lfile!” “What?” “My nail file. Iwon't be long.” The nail file was on the ...
Lorna Peel

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NAIL FILE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nail file is used in the context of the following news items.
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How to guide
Opt for a crystal nail file, as a standard emery board can also be bad news for your talons. 2. Take time to actually file, and do so towards the tip ... «TV3.ie, Jul 15»
2
Farriers keep Stampede horses comfortable through the week
Instead of a nail file Monson uses a sturdy rasp not only to file a smooth edge but runs it across the actual hoof too. It would be like filing the top ... «Medicine Hat News, Jul 15»
3
Fremont businesses stayed 'razor' sharp in early 1900s
“If you have ever purchased a box of Cutex preparations, the nail file you found in it was made in Fremont by the Henkel-Clauss Co. «Fremont News Messenger, Jul 15»
4
Dog Nail Clippers Released To Help People Have Healthy Pets
As an added feature, the clippers currently come with a free extra strong nail file as well. This allows pet owners to make sure any final rough edges are removed ... «Digital Journal, Jul 15»
5
New clothing store becomes latest addition to Corby's Willow Place
... queue at the opening were presented with a golden envelope which contained anything from a £50 gift card, to a nail file or a bag of sweets. «Northamptonshire Telegraph, Jul 15»
6
Beauty: Best foot forward... with the best DIY pedicures
Using a soft nail file - not an emery board - shape the nail straight across. Round off any sharp corners into a soft square. 5. Gently push back ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
7
Suspect in MMA fighter's home invasion faces separate case
According to the indictment, Avalos allegedly battered his girlfriend and held a metal nail file up to her neck on June 30. Authorities say Avalos ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
8
5 Lessons You Learn While Trying To Stop Biting Your Nails …
You're the one who decides to put your fingers to your mouth instead of grabbing a nail file or clipper. It's all on you. And if you do take action towards making ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
9
You'll Find The Biggest Male Appendage in the World—at the Beach
But if I were a fiddler crab lucky enough to have the biggest appendage in the world, I think I'd get myself a nail file (claw file?), erase my ... «National Geographic, Jul 15»
10
Shannon Bardwell: Can't never could
I thought I had a nail file. We arrived at the lake lot where the Airstream was parked on a cliff looking straight down 100 yards to the water. «The Commercial Dispatch, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nail file [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nail-file>. Dec 2019 ».
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