What does Museum mean?

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myuˈzi əmMu·se·um

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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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    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. John Thomas:

    After this we will be working with scientists from the British Museum to hopefully discover more about the metallurgy of the cauldrons and if we are lucky, what they held during the feasts that took place at the settlement.

  2. Rudolf Staechelin:

    This is not the most valuable painting in this museum. I think Guernica is definitely worth more than this painting, so stop this hype, look at these paintings, it is not the amount of dollars hanging here. There are wonderful paintings here ... They might not have the same market price but this is art, it is not an investment.

  3. Jerry Willis:

    Up to this point, it has been disappointing for some of our visitors to come into the museum and see that a good bit of the exhibits did not have the artifacts in them.

  4. Herman Darvick:

    No, I wouldn't touch it, if anything, it should go to a black history museum. He shouldn't get a penny for it.

  5. Mellody Hobson:

    In refusing to accept the extraordinary public benefits of the museum, the Friends of the Parks has proven itself to be no friend of Chicago, we are now seriously pursuing locations outside of Chicago.

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