What does museum mean?

Definitions for museum
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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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. Mayor Rahm Emanuel:

    We have a museum and all the cultural and economic enrichment that comes with it.

  2. Joseph Armstrong:

    It took an act of God for her to go on with the museum like she did.

  3. Rhea Combs:

    The film has a positive, affirming, and timely message for African American presence and representation, it ticked a lot of the larger mission points with respect to the Museum and spoke to this dynamic and historic moment in African American history.

  4. Christopher Bedford:

    I would say the 2020 Vision is just an extension of a code of ethics that has been deeply embedded within The Baltimore Museum of Art, building a permanent collection is building a story for all time.

  5. 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.

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