What does MUSEUM mean?

Definitions for MUSEUM
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. museumnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. museumnoun

    A building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Museumnoun

    a repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art

    Etymology: [L., a temple of the Muses, hence, a place of study, fr. Gr. , fr. a Muse.]

Freebase

  1. Museum

    A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, cultural, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside. The continuing acceleration in the digitization of information, combined with the increasing capacity of digital information storage, is causing the traditional model of museums to expand to include virtual exhibits and high-resolution images of their collections for perusal, study, and exploration from any place with Internet. The city with the largest number of museums is Mexico City with over 128 museums. According to The World Museum Community, there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Museum

    mū-zē′um, n. a collection of natural, scientific, or other curiosities, or of works of art.—ns. Museol′ogy, the science of arranging—Museog′raphy, of describing, museums. [L.,—Gr. mouseion; cf. Muse.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MUSEUM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1490

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MUSEUM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4120

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MUSEUM' in Nouns Frequency: #580

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUSEUM in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUSEUM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of MUSEUM in a Sentence

  1. Katherine Krynak:

    Amphibians are declining so rapidly that scientists are oftentimes describing new species from museum specimens because the animals have already gone extinct in the wild, and very recently.

  2. Antonis Samaras:

    The last, until now, British doctrine that the Parthenon Marbles could not be moved is no longer valid -- as their other 'argument' for the lack of an appropriate space to house them collapsed with the opening of the Museum of Acropolis.

  3. Peter Larson:

    Ever since we created that little museum on our parents' ranch, it's always been our dream to have a museum here in Hill City (South Dakota), and finding Sue, the Tyrannosaurus Rex -- here's the anchor for the museum.

  4. Kyriakos Mitsotakis:

    ... given the significance of 2021, I will propose to (British Prime Minister) Boris (Johnson: 'As a first move, loan me the sculptures for a certain period of time and I will send you very important artefacts that have never left Greece to be exhibited in the British Museum.

  5. Kathryn Ness:

    At our living history museum, these and future findings will help us further refine our exhibits, as we use archaeological evidence and historical documents as the basis for our portrayal of the past.

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