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repository

[ ri-poz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF repository

Synonyms for repository

  • archive
  • depository
  • storehouse
  • depot
  • magazine
  • safe
  • stockroom
  • vault
  • storage place
  • store room
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It is a repository of knowledge as to early science and philosophy.

Italy was, and still is, the repository of all the chief MSS.

His book is a repository of the most startling facts of this description.

As may be imagined he was a repository of much valuable and varied information.

He was the friend, confidant, and repository of all their troubles.

It was now used as a repository for ancient books and papers.

A repository of interesting information respecting the Camel.

Like the valley of the Nile, it has been the repository of fine silt.

This was in very truth the wardrobe or repository of the royal clothes!

A coloured illustration of it was given in Ackermann's "Repository of Arts" in 1815.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "vessel, etc., for storage," Middle French repositoire or directly from Late Latin repositorium "store," in classical Latin, "a stand on which food is placed," from noun use of repositus, past participle of reponere "put away, store" (see repose (v.2)). Figurative use is recorded from 1640s.

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nounplace where records are stored
  • athenaeum
  • library
  • museum
  • office
  • registry
  • repository
  • storage
  • treasury
  • vault
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