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REPOSITORY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does repository mean? 

REPOSITORY (noun)
  The noun REPOSITORY has 3 senses:

1. a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
2. a person to whom a secret is entrusted
3. a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

  Familiarity information: REPOSITORY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPOSITORY (noun)


Sense 1repository [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

depositary; depository; repository; deposit

Hypernyms ("repository" is a kind of...):

facility; installation (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry)

Meronyms (parts of "repository"):

storage space (the area in any structure that provides space for storage)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "repository"):

archive (a depository containing historical records and documents)

depot; entrepot; storage; store; storehouse (a depository for goods)

sperm bank (a depository for storing sperm)

repertory (a storehouse where a stock of things is kept)

museum (a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value)

lost-and-found (repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them)

depository library; library (a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study)

drop (a central depository where things can be left or picked up)

bank; bank building (a building in which the business of banking transacted)

treasury (a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely)


Sense 2repository [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person to whom a secret is entrusted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

repository; secretary

Hypernyms ("repository" is a kind of...):

confidant; intimate (someone to whom private matters are confided)


Sense 3repository [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A burial vault (usually for some famous person)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

monument; repository

Hypernyms ("repository" is a kind of...):

burial chamber; sepulcher; sepulchre; sepulture (a chamber that is used as a grave)


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