- 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.
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How to use archive in a sentence
Last year, the Home Office said the dossier had mysteriously disappeared from the archives.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys|Nico Hines|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Catalogue, published by Flammarion (2014), includes photographs from the Magnum Photos archives and text by Éric Hazan.
These posts are still available in archives that are only viewable to privileged members of the forum.
He jokes about going through airport security with the then 800-year-old document, which is now on loan to the National Archives.
You have worked for the National Archives for several different presidential libraries?
He was further instructed to hand over his consulate archives to the British Consul, who would take charge of American interests.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
There was once a learned gentleman who was deputed to examine and report upon the archives of the Cathedral of Southminster.A Thin Ghost and Others|M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
But an unreliable boy at our school matched this history from the unwritten archives of his vulgar relatives.Papers from Overlook-House|Casper Almore
When that event would take place, or how long it would be, appeared to be hidden in the archives of the future.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
The cities have followed the same path and their archives are being thoroughly examined.