- a long-term storage device, as a disk or magnetic tape, or a computer directory or folder that contains copies of files for backup or future reference.
- a collection of digital data stored in this way.
- a computer file containing one or more compressed files.
- a collection of information permanently stored on the Internet: The magazine has its entire archive online, from 1923 to the present.
verb (used with object), ar·chived, ar·chiv·ing.
Origin of archive
Examples from the Web for archive
What was not so well known was that there also existed an archive of color images from the war, the result of then new technology.
Like Hughes, Price was interviewed for the Boston College archive, but she kept silent about McConville.Sinn Fein Boss Gerry Adams Wanted This Murder Bust|Ed Moloney|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, he combed through his own archive in order to display the most representative pieces of his work.
We worked with Halston and were given access to their archive and found several pieces that really helped set the tone for Sydney.
They were then shipped to Archive laboratories in Maryland where mold was removed and rips mended.
She came rushing out of the archive laden with precious records up to her chin.The Brain|Alexander Blade
Such Missive, such two Missives (not now found in any archive) speed to England by express; may the winds be favorable.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
One room alone contained an archive of business documents estimated at thirty thousand.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
Above that is the archive room, where the elaborate town records are kept.Life on a Mediaeval Barony|William Stearns Davis
Note that the copy at the Internet archive lacks pages 174–175.Samboe; or, The African Boy|Mary Ann Hedge
British Dictionary definitions for archive
noun (often plural)
Word Origin for archive
Word Origin and History for archive
1819 (implied in archived), from archives. Related: Archiving.