noun ar·chiv·er \ˈär-ˌkī-vər\

Definition of archiver



  1. 1 :  a person who creates or maintains an archive :  archivist Few architects’ names resonate across the centuries with the force of the 16th-century Italian Andrea Palladio, the great Renaissance archiver of the classical orders and the inventor of the modern villa. — Andrew Ferren, New York Times, 27 Dec. 2009

  2. 2 :  something (such as a computer program) that is used to create archives An archiver that doesn’t support searching—on the bodies of messages, as well as on authors and subjects—is close to useless. — Karl Fogel, Producing Open Source Software, 2006

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Origin and Etymology of archiver

2archive + 2-er

First Known Use: 1843

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a trip made at another's expense

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