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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ar"chive
  1. pl.The place in which public records or historic documents are kept."Our words . . . . become records in God's court, and are laid up in his archives as witnesses." [Gov. of Tongue.]
  2. pl.Public records or documents preserved as evidence of facts; as, the archives of a country or family.(Rarely used in sing. )"Some rotten archive, rummaged out of some seldom explored press." [Lamb.]
    synonyms: Registers; records; chronicles.

Etymology: F. archives, pl., L. archivum archium, fr. Gr. � government house, � � archives, fr. � the first place, government. See Archi- pref

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A depository containing historical records and documents
  2. Put into an archive
  1. plural of Archiv

Fun Facts about the name Archive

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Past life for Archive born Jul 24, 2008

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Scotland approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.