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Definitions for repository
rɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr irepos·i·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depository, deposit, depositary, repositorynoun

    a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

  2. repository, secretarynoun

    a person to whom a secret is entrusted

  3. repository, monumentnoun

    a burial vault (usually for some famous person)


  1. repositorynoun

    a location for storage, often for safety or preservation

  2. repositorynoun

    a burial vault

  3. repositorynoun

    a person to whom a secret is entrusted

  4. Etymology: From repositorium.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Repositorynoun

    A place where any thing is safely laid up.

    Etymology: repositoire, Fr. repositorium, Lat.

    The mind of man, not being capable of having many ideas under view at once, it was necessary to have a repository to lay up those ideas. John Locke.

    He can take a body to pieces, and dispose of them, to us not without the appearance of irretrievable confusion, but with respect to his own knowledge into the most regular and methodical repositories. John Rogers, Sermons.


  1. repository

    A repository is a location or centralized place where data or specific items are stored, organized, managed, and made accessible for retrieval or use. This could be a physical location like a warehouse or library, or a digital storage system where files, software or databases are stored.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repositorynoun

    a place where things are or may be reposited, or laid up, for safety or preservation; a depository

  2. Etymology: [L. repositorium, repostorium: cf. OF. repositoire.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. repository

    A place, or repertory, in which anything is preserved. Thus, the British repository at Woolwich contains models of every sort of warlike stores, weapons, and fortifications; whether invented by officers of the army or civilians, as well of other nations as of Britain, receipts being given to preserve the title to the inventor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repository in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repository in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of repository in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    As many cultures use poetry to pass down stories, myths, and oral traditions from one generation to the next. Poetry serves as a cultural repository, preserving the history, values, and traditions of a society.

  2. Udbhav Tiwari:

    This includes open sourcing the server-side code and ensuring that the app is built exclusively from its public repository.

  3. Zarko Sivcev:

    We hope that when the quality is sufficient and the information is comprehensive... we can use the ICAO repository as one source to feed our site, rather than having to look at 10-15 other places.

  4. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Poetry serves as a cultural repository, preserving the history, values, and traditions of a society.

  5. Jennifer Stisa Granick:

    If such systems are to work, theremust be widespread, free, and quick testing available. The systems must also be widely adopted, but that will not happen if people do not trust them, for there to be trust, the tool must protect privacy, be voluntary, and store data on an individuals device rather than in a centralized repository.

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  • مخزنArabic
  • Ablage, Archive, DepotGerman
  • αποθήκη, αποθετήριοGreek
  • repositorioSpanish
  • مخزنPersian
  • säilö, säilytyspaikka, luottohenkilöFinnish
  • chambre-forte, mausolée, coffre-fort, repositoire, tombeauFrench
  • ripostiglio, tomba, ricettacolo, sepolcro, mausoleo, cripta, confidente, depositarioItalian
  • 倉庫Japanese
  • საცავიGeorgian
  • receptāculum, ReconditoriumLatin
  • pukengaMāori
  • vertrouwenspersoon, graf, begraafplaats, vertrouwelingDutch
  • powiernik, grobowiec, przechowalnia, repozytorium, składnica, skład, magazyn, powierniczkaPolish
  • repositórioPortuguese
  • хранилище, склад, вместилище, [[доверенный, склепRussian
  • lagerSwedish
  • 資料庫Chinese

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