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ar·chive

 (är′kīv′)
n.
1. often archives A place or collection containing records, documents, or other materials of historical interest: old land deeds in the municipal archives.
2. Computers
a. A long-term storage area, often on magnetic tape, for backup copies of files or for files that are no longer in active use.
b. A file containing one or more files in compressed format for more efficient storage and transfer.
3. A repository for stored memories or information: the archive of the mind.
tr.v. ar·chived, ar·chiv·ing, ar·chives
1. To place or store in an archive.
2. Computers To copy or compress (a file) into an archive.

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

archive

(ˈɑːkaɪv)
n (often plural)
1. (Library Science & Bibliography) a collection of records of or about an institution, family, etc
2. (Library Science & Bibliography) a place where such records are kept
3. (Computer Science) computing data transferred to a tape, disk, or directory for long-term storage rather than frequent use
vb (tr)
to store (documents, data, etc) in an archive or other repository
[C17: from Late Latin archīvum, from Greek arkheion repository of official records, from arkhē government]
arˈchival adj

ar•chive

(ˈɑr kaɪv)
n., v. -chived, -chiv•ing. n.
1. archives, a place where documents and other materials of public or historical importance are preserved.
2. Usu., archives. the documents and other materials preserved in such a place.
v.t.
3. to preserve in or as if in an archive.
[1595–1605; orig., as pl. < French archives < Latin archī(v)a < Greek archeîa, orig. pl. of archeîon public office]
ar•chi′val, adj.

archive

When used in the context of deliberate planning, the directed command will remove the referenced operation plan, operation plan in concept format, and any associated Joint Operation Planning and Execution System automated data processing files from its library of active plans. All material will be prepared for shipment to appropriate archive facilities in accordance with appropriate command directives. See also maintain; retain.

Archive, Archives

 a collection of documents, esp. a historical collection of written or printed material, nowadays including audio recordings and visual material.
Examples: archives of their ancient records, 1645; a living archive in that business, 1865; the universities, archives of all the errors of the age, 1878.

archive


Past participle: archived
Gerund: archiving

Imperative
archive
archive
Present
I archive
you archive
he/she/it archives
we archive
you archive
they archive
Preterite
I archived
you archived
he/she/it archived
we archived
you archived
they archived
Present Continuous
I am archiving
you are archiving
he/she/it is archiving
we are archiving
you are archiving
they are archiving
Present Perfect
I have archived
you have archived
he/she/it has archived
we have archived
you have archived
they have archived
Past Continuous
I was archiving
you were archiving
he/she/it was archiving
we were archiving
you were archiving
they were archiving
Past Perfect
I had archived
you had archived
he/she/it had archived
we had archived
you had archived
they had archived
Future
I will archive
you will archive
he/she/it will archive
we will archive
you will archive
they will archive
Future Perfect
I will have archived
you will have archived
he/she/it will have archived
we will have archived
you will have archived
they will have archived
Future Continuous
I will be archiving
you will be archiving
he/she/it will be archiving
we will be archiving
you will be archiving
they will be archiving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been archiving
you have been archiving
he/she/it has been archiving
we have been archiving
you have been archiving
they have been archiving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been archiving
you will have been archiving
he/she/it will have been archiving
we will have been archiving
you will have been archiving
they will have been archiving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been archiving
you had been archiving
he/she/it had been archiving
we had been archiving
you had been archiving
they had been archiving
Conditional
I would archive
you would archive
he/she/it would archive
we would archive
you would archive
they would archive
Past Conditional
I would have archived
you would have archived
he/she/it would have archived
we would have archived
you would have archived
they would have archived
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archive - a depository containing historical records and documents
chancery - an office of archives for public or ecclesiastic records; a court of public records
depositary, depository, repository, deposit - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
Verb1.archive - put into an archivearchive - put into an archive      
collect, pull in - get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"

archive

noun record office, museum, registry, repository I decided I would go to the archive and look up the issue.
plural noun records, papers, accounts, rolls, documents, files, registers, deeds, chronicles, annals the archives of the Imperial War Museum

archive

noun
A place where something is deposited for safekeeping:
Translations
archiv
arkiv
arkistoarkistoida
arhivarhivirati
archívumirattárlevéltárokmánytár
文書館
기록 보관소
archium
archyvasarchyvuoti
arkivarkivera
สถานที่เก็บเอกสารสำคัญ
hồ sơ lưu trữ

archive

[ˈɑːkaɪv]
A. N (gen) → archivo m (Comput) → archivo m, fichero m
B. VTarchivar
C. CPD archive file N (Comput) → fichero m archivado
archive film Nimágenes fpl de archivo
archive material Nmaterial m de archivo

archive

[ˈɑːrkaɪv]
narchives fpl
vtarchiver
modif [material, film, footage] → d'archivesarchive file n (COMPUTING)fichier m d'archives

archive

nArchiv nt (also Comput); archive fileArchivdatei f; archive material/filmArchivmaterial nt/-film m

archive

أَرْشِيف archiv arkiv Archiv αρχείο archivo arkisto archive arhiv archivio 文書館 기록 보관소 archief arkiv archiwum arquivo архив arkiv สถานที่เก็บเอกสารสำคัญ arşiv hồ sơ lưu trữ 档案文件
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Prior to the Revolution there is a dearth of records; the earlier documents and archives of the Custom-House having, probably, been carried off to Halifax, when all the king's officials accompanied the British army in its flight from Boston.
One room in the building was devoted to the preservation of ancient archives.
It is sufficient to know that the name to which I do myself the honour to refer, will ever be treasured among the muniments of our house (I allude to the archives connected with our former lodgers, preserved by Mrs.
Meanwhile, however, it is fast locked and buried deep in the archives of the club.
Richard and Moncharmin, by little Meg herself (the worthy Madame Giry, I am sorry to say, is no more) and by Sorelli, who is now living in retirement at Louveciennes: all the documents relating to the existence of the ghost, which I propose to deposit in the archives of the Opera, have been checked and confirmed by a number of important discoveries of which I am justly proud.
I told my story, concealing nothing, and his surprise and delight were so great that he ordered my adventures to be written in letters of gold and laid up in the archives of his kingdom.
That night the housekeeper burned to ashes all the books that were in the yard and in the whole house; and some must have been consumed that deserved preservation in everlasting archives, but their fate and the laziness of the examiner did not permit it, and so in them was verified the proverb that the innocent suffer for the guilty.
I might collect vouchers in abundance from the records and archives of every State in the Union.
Athanase Granson, a young man twenty-three years of age, who slept in an attic room above the second floor of the house, added six hundred francs to the income of his poor mother, by the salary of a little place which the influence of his relation, Mademoiselle Cormon, had obtained for him in the mayor's office, where he was placed in charge of the archives.
My Lords," said the President to the Junior Circles of the Council, "there is not the slightest need for surprise; the secret archives, to which I alone have access, tell me that a similar occurrence happened on the last two millennial commencements.
These ancient Martians had been a highly cultivated and literary race, but during the vicissitudes of those trying centuries of readjustment to new conditions, not only did their advancement and production cease entirely, but practically all their archives, records, and literature were lost.
In those times panics were common, and few days passed without some city or other registering in its archives an event of this kind.

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