Definition of archive verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    archive

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈɑːkaɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrkaɪv//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they archive
    BrE BrE//ˈɑːkaɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrkaɪv//
     
    he / she / it archives
    BrE BrE//ˈɑːkaɪvz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrkaɪvz//
     
    past simple archived
    BrE BrE//ˈɑːkaɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrkaɪvd//
     
    past participle archived
    BrE BrE//ˈɑːkaɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrkaɪvd//
     
    -ing form archiving
    BrE BrE//ˈɑːkaɪvɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrkaɪvɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1archive something to put or store a document or other material in an archive
  2. 2archive something (computing) to move information that is not often needed to a different disk, tape or other computer to store it
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘place where records are kept’): from French archives (plural), from Latin archiva, archia, from Greek arkheia ‘public records’, from arkhē ‘government’. The verb dates from the late 19th cent.
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