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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 ?
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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