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Definition of "repository" []

  • A place where things may be put for safekeeping. (noun)
  • A warehouse. (noun)
  • A museum. (noun)
  • A burial vault; a tomb. (noun)
  • One that contains or is a store of something specified: "Bone marrow is also the repository for some leukemias and lymphomas” ( Seth Rolbein). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "repository" in a sentence
  • "An accurate, well-vetted historical repository is a scary prospect, just because of the finances."
  • "The nuclear industry has hoped the federal government would build a long-term repository inside Yucca Mountain in Nevada, where nuclear waste from around the country could be held for hundreds of thousands of years."
  • "The main American repository of papers from that period is 41's library in College Station, Texas."