(är′kīv′) n. 1. often archives A place or collection containing records, documents, or other materials of historical interest: old land deeds in the municipal archives.What do you mean archives?
The word archives (usually written with a lower case a and sometimes referred to in the singular, as archive) refers to the permanently valuable records-such as letters, reports, accounts, minute books, draft and final manuscripts, and photographs-of people, businesses, and government.What is the meaning of archive?
Definition of archive. (Entry 1 of 2) 1 : a place in which public records or historical materials (such as documents) are preserved an archive of historical manuscripts a film archive also : the material preserved —often used in plural reading through the archives. 2 : a repository or collection especially of information. archive.