- 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.
- architecture parlante,
- archival storage,
Origin of archive
Examples from the Web for archiving
The post was archived by the archive.moe 4chan archiving site.
Organizations such as Rhizome have been archiving such work even longer and have over 2,000 pieces online.
My version of a 401(k) was archiving content for my Web site, a business strategy that other girls continue to employ.How a Porn Star Retires: Aurora Snow on Life After Porn|Aurora Snow|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Whether people will be reading these blogs in the future has to do with a larger question of archiving and the Internet.
noun (often plural)
Word Origin for archive
1819 (implied in archived), from archives. Related: Archiving.