archive (third-person singular simple present archives, present participle archiving, simple past and past participle archived)
1.Usually, archives. documents or records relating to the activities, business dealings, etc., of a person, family, corporation, association, community, or nation.
2.archives, a place where public records or other historical documents are kept.
3.any extensive record or collection of data, The encyclopedia is an archive of world history. The experience was sealed in the archive of her memory.
4.Digital Technology. a long-term storage device, as a disk or magnetic tape, or a computer directory or folder that contains copies of files for backup or future reference. a collection of digital data stored in this way. a computer file containing one or more compressed files. a collection of information permanently stored on the Internet, The magazine has its entire archive online, from 1923 to the present.
5.to place or store in an archive, to vote on archiving the city's historic documents.
6.Digital Technology. to compress (computer files) and store them in a single file.
1. a collection of records of or about an institution, family, etc
2. a place where such records are kept
3. (computing) data transferred to a tape or disk for long-term storage rather than frequent use verb (transitive)
4. to store (documents, data, etc) in an archive or other repository Derived Formsarchival, adjective Word OriginC17, from Late Latin archīvum, from Greek arkheion repository of official records, from arkhē governmentCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1819 (implied in archived), from archives. Related, Archiving.
The rarest and most valuable of early memoirs and much archive material are embodied in Benj.
Stein (10 vols., Halle and Leipzig, 1876-1907); Hanserecesse, erste Abtheilung, 1256-1430 (8 vols., Leipzig, 1870-1897), zweite Abtheilung, 1431-1476 (7 vols., 1876-1892); dritte Abtheilung, 1477-1530 (7 vols., 1881-1905); Hansische Geschichtsquellen (7 vols., 1875-1894; 3 vols., 1897-1906); Inventare hansischer Archive des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts (vols.
Mossbach, Bolivia (Leipzig, 1875); Theodore Child, The South American Republics (New York, 1891); Vicente de Ballivian y Rizas, Archive Boliviano.
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