Archive meaning

ärkīv
An archive is defined as a place to keep important information, documents, or objects.

An example of an archive is a room in a library where old manuscripts are kept.

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To archive is defined as to take a collection of things and file them in a specific place.

An example of archive is to put away family photos into albums and keep in a special place.

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The definition of an archive is a grouping of information, documents, and/or objects.

An example of an archive is a collection of old magazines.

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To place or store in an archive.
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To put into an archive.

I was planning on archiving the documents from 2001.

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A place or collection containing records, documents, or other materials of historical interest.

Old land deeds in the municipal archives.

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To place or keep (records, papers, etc.) in or as in archives.
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To copy or compress (a file) into an archive.
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The records, material, etc. kept in either of such places.
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(1) (noun) A file that contains one or more compressed files. Most archive formats are also capable of storing folder structures in order to reconstruct the file/folder relationship when decompressed.One File Is Easier to DistributeMore often than not, archives are used to combine several files into one for ease of distribution. Although the compression algorithm may reduce all the files by a substantial amount, the size reduction is often less important than the convenience of distributing one file and referencing only one file name rather than a group of files. See self-extracting archive and archive formats.
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A place for storing earlier, and often historical, material. An archive usually contains documents (letters, records, newspapers, etc.) or other types of media kept for historical interest.
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The material so kept, considered as a whole (compare archives).

His archive of Old High German language texts is the most extensive in Britain.

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A repository for stored memories or information.

The archive of the mind.

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Origin of archive

  • From French archives from Latin archīva from Greek arkheia pl. of arkheion town hall from arkhē government from arkhein to rule

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French archives, from Latin archīvum, from Ancient Greek ἀρχεῖον (arkheion, “town hall”).

    From Wiktionary