Definition: EXE file
(EXEcutable file) Pronounced "ex-ee file." The name given to a program in machine language that is ready to run in DOS, Windows, OS/2 and VMS. The name comes from the .EXE extension at the end of the program name; for example: XYZ.EXE. In DOS, if a program fits within 64K, it may be a COM file; for example: XYZ.COM.