General English

General Science

  • noun a store of data kept over a long period, usually in compressed form


  • noun a collection of documents and records preserved for their historical interest
  • noun a set of copies of computer files, often stored in compressed form
  • noun a directory of files that Internet users can access



  • To copy computer data to a medium for storage purposes. Also, that which is so stored. Such data is usually compressed.
  • synonymArchie

Information & Library Science

  • noun a public record, document or photograph of historical interest kept in an official repository
  • noun a collection of documents and records relating to the history of an organisation

Media Studies

  • noun a store of old material such as newspaper articles or pieces of film that can be used again later if needed