noun (plural repositories)
- 1A place where or receptacle in which things are or may be stored: a deep repository for nuclear wasteMore example sentences
- Once e-mail is stored in a central repository, it is retained in its original format and protected against tampering.
- Her next task was to find a museum repository for her late husband's private art collection, a visual document of his enthusiasms.
- This exhibition features 22 major works acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art directly from the artist in 1999, making the museum the largest repository of his works.
- 1.1A place where something, especially a natural resource, is found in significant quantities: accessible repositories of waterMore example sentences
- At particular risk are aquifers, underground repositories of water that are tapped by wells for agricultural irrigation and drinking water.
- 1.2A person or thing regarded as a store of information or in which a particular quality may be found: his mind was a rich repository of the pastMore example sentences
- Forrest saw African American oral traditions as rich repositories of ritual and value, sources of meaning in the face of suffering and tragedy.
- He's the repository of our common history, and by that right, grand patron of the Bicentennial.
- Instead, we should see architectural residue from the past as a repository of vast physical, human, and cultural energy.
late 15th century: from Old French repositoire or Latin repositorium, from reposit- 'placed back', from the verb reponere (see repose2).