What does archive mean?

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ˈɑr kaɪvar·chive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. archiveverb

    a depository containing historical records and documents

  2. archive, file awayverb

    put into an archive

Wiktionary

  1. archivenoun

    A place for storing earlier, and often historical, material. An archive usually contains documents (letters, records, newspapers, etc.) or other types of media kept for historical interest.

    Etymology: From archives, from archivum, from ἀρχεῖον.

  2. archivenoun

    The material so kept, considered as a whole (compare archives).

    His archive of Old High German language texts is the most extensive in Britain.

    Etymology: From archives, from archivum, from ἀρχεῖον.

  3. archiveverb

    To put into an archive.

    I was planning on archiving the documents from 2001.

    Etymology: From archives, from archivum, from ἀρχεῖον.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Archivenoun

    the place in which public records or historic documents are kept

  2. Archivenoun

    public records or documents preserved as evidence of facts; as, the archives of a country or family

Freebase

  1. Archive

    An archive is an accumulation of historical records, or the physical place they are located. Archives contain primary source documents that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime, and are kept to show the function of that person or organization. Professional archivists and historians generally understand archives to be records that have been naturally and necessarily generated as a product of regular legal, commercial, administrative or social activities. They have been metaphorically defined as "the secretions of an organism"—rather than those that have been consciously written or created to communicate a particular message to posterity. In general, archives consist of records that have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring cultural, historical, or evidentiary value. Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist. This means that archives are quite distinct from libraries with regard to their functions and organization, although archival collections can often be found within library buildings. A person who works in archives is called an archivist. The study and practice of organizing, preserving, and providing access to information and materials in archives is called archival science. The physical place of storage is sometimes referred to as an archive repository.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'archive' in Nouns Frequency: #2506

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of archive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of archive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of archive in a Sentence

  1. Circe Henestrosa:

    We see Frida as the person, Frida the artist but also the woman, i met Frida personally for the first time when I went through her archive, and I found a woman who loved perfume, who loved to dress up, who didn't let her disabilities define her but she defined who she was in her own terms.

  2. Andrew Raisman:

    It’s like Kanye went into the Adidas archive and was like, ‘ Find the weirdest, most generic shoe and let me make it a hype sneaker, ’.

  3. Robert Kopp:

    The Times' leaked draft has been on The Internet Archive since January, during the public comment period.

  4. Per Karsten:

    We can now observe that Winstrup's mummy is one of the best-preserved bodies from Europe in the 1600s, with an information potential well in line with that offered by Otzi the ice man or Egyptian mummies. Bishop Winstrup remains constitute a unique archive of medical history on the living conditions and health of people living in the 1600s.

  5. Tristan Bréville:

    We worked to gift our country with the most exceptional photographic archive, it's the memory of our country.

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