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archive

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noun ar·chive \ˈär-ˌkīv\

Definition of archive

  1. 1 :  a place in which public records or historical materials (such as documents) are preserved an archive of historical manuscripts a film archive; also :  the material preserved —often used in plural reading through the archives

  2. 2 :  a repository or collection especially of information

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Origin and Etymology of archive

French & Latin; French, from Latin archivum, from Greek archeion government house (in plural, official documents), from archē rule, government — more at arch-


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archive

verb ar·chive

Definition of archive

archived

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archiving

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to file or collect in or as if in an archive archive documents archived tissue samples

Examples of archive in a Sentence

  1. The organization was devoted to cataloging and archiving printed materials on the labor movement.

  2. She archived her e-mail messages in a folder on her hard drive.

  3. a collection of archived articles

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Origin and Etymology of archive

see 1archive


ARCHIVE Defined for English Language Learners

archive

verb

Definition of archive for English Language Learners

  • : to collect and store materials (such as recordings, documents, or computer files) so that they can be found and used when they are needed


ARCHIVE Defined for Kids

archive

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noun ar·chive \ˈär-ˌkīv\

Definition of archive for Students

  1. :  a place in which public records or historical papers are saved



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