Meaning of archive

ar•chive

Pronunciation: (är'kīv), [key]
— n., v., -chived, -chiv•ing.
—n.
  1. Usually,documents or records relating to the activities, business dealings, etc., of a person, family, corporation, association, community, or nation.
  2. a place where public records or other historical documents are kept.
  3. any extensive record or collection of data: The encyclopedia is an archive of world history. The experience was sealed in the archive of her memory.
—v.t.
  1. to place or store in an archive: to vote on archiving the city's historic documents.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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