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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a depository containing historical records and documents;

VERB (1)

1. put into an archive;
[syn: archive, file away]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Archive \Ar"chive\, n.; pl. Archives. [F. archives, pl., L. archivum, archium, fr. Gr. ? government house, ? ? archives, fr. ? the first place, government. See Archi-, pref.] 1. pl. The place in which public records or historic documents are kept. [1913 Webster] Our words . . . . become records in God's court, and are laid up in his archives as witnesses. --Gov. of Tongue. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Public records or documents preserved as evidence of facts; as, the archives of a country or family. [1913 Webster] [Rarely used in sing.] [1913 Webster] Some rotten archive, rummaged out of some seldom explored press. --Lamb. [1913 Webster] Syn: Registers; records; chronicles. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

archive n 1: a depository containing historical records and documents v 1: put into an archive [syn: archive, file away]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

archive 1. A single file containing one or (usually) more separate files plus information to allow them to be extracted (separated) by a suitable program. Archives are usually created for software distribution or backup. tar is a common format for Unix archives, and arc or PKZIP for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. 2. To transfer files to slower, cheaper media (usually magnetic tape) to free the hard disk space they occupied. This is now normally done for long-term storage but in the 1960s, when disk was much more expensive, files were often shuffled regularly between disk and tape. 3. archive site. (1996-12-08)