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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    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. Hank Johnson:

    I view Stone Mountain as more of a museum-type archaeological place of remembrance for those who want to remember back then and they have a right to remember back then and Stone Mountain Park is there.

  2. Joseph Armstrong:

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

  3. Ray Saulnier:

    It does n’t necessarily mean that they were all heroes or villains, but it’s history, that’s what we’re trying to preserve — history. STOLENFLINTLOCK RIFLE THAT WAS USED AT BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS RETURNED TO MUSEUM.

  4. 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.

  5. Evan Hayden:

    I visited Hiroshima in July 1998, during my first visit to Japan, my student group went to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Peace Memorial and the Peace Memorial Park. We saw the [ origami ] paper cranes while there.

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