Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun One who is entrusted with secrets or confidential information.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to reposition; adapted or intended for deposition or storage.
  • noun A place where things are or may be deposited for safety or preservation; a depository; a storehouse; a magazine.
  • noun A place where things are kept for sale; a shop: as, a carriage-repository.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A place where things are or may be reposited, or laid up, for safety or preservation; a depository.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a location for storage, often for safety or preservation
  • noun a burial vault
  • noun a person to whom a secret is entrusted

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Late Latin repositorium.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • In Linux, it's a software source, similar to an app market, where you can download software packages from.

    May 16, 2013