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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.]

archives

(ˈɑːkaɪvz)
pl n
another term for archive1, archive2
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archives - collection of records especially about an institutionarchives - collection of records especially about an institution
compendium, collection - a publication containing a variety of works
Translations
سِجِلّات، أرشيف
archiv
arkiv
levéltár
skjalasafn
archivarasarchyvas
arhīvs
archív

archives

plArchiv nt

archives

[ˈɑːkaɪvz] nplarchivio msg, archivi mpl

archives

(ˈaːkaivz) noun plural
(a place for keeping) old documents, historical records etc.
ˈarchivist (-ki-) noun
a person who looks after archives.
References in classic literature ?
Here is the text of the dispatch, which figures now in the archives of the Gun Club:
Meanwhile, however, it is fast locked and buried deep in the archives of the club.
And there the following certificate was drawn up in the terms in which it appears to-day, in the archives of the Royal Geographical Society of London:
No published history mentions this little lost prince; only the secret archives of the kings of England tell the story of his strange and adventurous life.
And there was a place and everything waiting for him in the Archives Department
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 suggested to Perry that we were in the public library of Phutra, but later, as he commenced to discover the key to their written language, he assured me that we were handling the ancient archives of the race.
One room in the building was devoted to the preservation of ancient archives.
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.
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.
In the conventual buildings attached to this church are the state archives of Venice.

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