What does museum mean?

Definitions for museum
myuˈzi əmmu·se·um

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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Museumnoun

    A repository of learned curiosities.

    Etymology: μουσεῖον.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Museumnoun

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

  2. 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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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. Ryan McKinley:

    I am not one for pulling downstatuesor effacing the evidence of history – even if that history is one we would like to forget, he said. But it’s good that it’s not entirely effacing the past, and perhaps [the museum is] as good a place as any for it. this effort has been a years-long process by many different parties through students and staff.

  2. Jake Tapper:

    Hes well aware of how historic what hes doing is, (W)here he spoke this evening, the Museum of the American Revolution, which is a part of Philadelphia that is full of all sorts of colonial history and landmarks, that says to me that he knew that he was taking a stand for what our Founding Fathers back in 1776 were taking a stand for in his mind.

  3. Prokopis Pavlopoulos:

    This museum can host the Marbles, we are fighting a holy battle for a monument which is unique.

  4. Counterterrorism John Miller:

    At approximately 4:15 this afternoon, an individual entered the museum, attempted to gain entrance presenting his membership card and was denied entrance because his membership had expired. His membership had expired as a result of two incidents involving disorderly conduct here at the museum on two separate dates in recent days, he became upset about not being allowed entrance and then jumped over the reception desk and proceeded to attack and stab two employees of the museum multiple times.

  5. Seth Spillman:

    What we found was an authentic voice for the Museum, what we didn't anticipate was how much that voice would resonate with people during this difficult time. It's wonderful.

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