- A place for store, storing earlier, and often historical, material. An archive usually contains documents (letters, records, newspapers, etc.) or other types of media kept for historical interest.
- The material so kept, considered as a whole (cf. archives).
verb (archiv, ing)
- His of Old High German language texts is the most extensive in Britain.
- To put into an archive.
Etymology: From French archives, from Latin archÄva, from Greek arkheia, plural of arkheion, "town hall".
- I was planning on archiving the documents from 2001.
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