What does Museum mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. museum(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. museum(Noun)

    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. Museum(noun)

    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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British National Corpus

  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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    The numerical value of Museum in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

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    The numerical value of Museum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Museum in a Sentence

  1. Roger Michel:

    They are people in local antiquary societies, local museum curators, they are embedded archaeologists, they are people just like the poor fellow who was killed in Palmyra, Mr. al-As' ad, the people that are passionate about preserving their local heritage.

  2. David Pilgrim:

    Young visitors to the museum ask me, “What was it like to live during the civil rights struggle?” I gently tell them that we are living during the civil rights struggle. -David Pilgrim

  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. Yves Barnoid:

    It’s a catastrophe, i put myself in the place of all the people who came to visit the museum, who saw fake works of art, who paid an entrance fee. It’s intolerable and I hope we find those responsible.

  5. Alvaro Romero Sanchez-Arjona:

    You can feel the weight of history the moment you enter this house, visitors ... will realize they're not in a conventional museum, they are in a palace, in an inhabited house.

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