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mu·se·um

 (myo͞o-zē′əm)
n.
A building, place, or institution devoted to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, or artistic value.

[Latin Mūsēum, from Greek Mouseion, shrine of the Muses, from Mouseios, of the Muses, from Mousa, Muse; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

museum

(mjuːˈzɪəm)
n
(Education) a place or building where objects of historical, artistic, or scientific interest are exhibited, preserved, or studied
[C17: via Latin from Greek Mouseion home of the Muses, from Mousa Muse]

mu•se•um

(myuˈzi əm)

n.
a building or place where works of art, scientific specimens, or other objects of permanent value are kept and displayed.
[1605–15; < Latin mūsēum place sacred to the Muses, building devoted to learning or the arts < Greek Mouseîon=Moûs(a) Muse + -eion suffix of place]

museum

Building for the presentation of valuable or historical artifacts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.museum - a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic valuemuseum - a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
depositary, depository, repository, deposit - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
science museum - a museum that collects and displays objects having scientific interest
Translations
مُتْحَفمِتْحَفٌ
muzeum
museum
muzeo
museo
muzej
múzeum
safn
博物館美術館
박물관
muziejus
muzejs
múzeum
muzej
muzejмузеј
museum
พิพิธภัณฑ์
viện bảo tàng

museum

[mjuːˈzɪəm]
A. Nmuseo m
B. CPD museum piece N (lit) → pieza f de museo (fig) → antigualla f, pieza f de museo

museum

[mjuːˈziːəm] nmusée mmuseum piece npièce f de musée

museum

nMuseum nt

museum

[mjuːˈzɪəm] nmuseo

museum

(mjuˈziəm) noun
a place where collections of things of artistic, scientific or historic interest are set out for display.

museum

مِتْحَفٌ muzeum museum Museum μουσείο museo museo musée muzej museo 博物館 박물관 museum museum muzeum museu музей museum พิพิธภัณฑ์ müze viện bảo tàng 博物馆
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I enjoyed the trips to Hampton Court and the Kensington Museum more than anything else, for at Hampton I saw Raphael's cartoons, and at the Museum, rooms full of pictures by Turner, Lawrence, Reynolds, Hogarth, and the other great creatures.
Likewise, I have heard that in the museum of Manchester, in New Hampshire, they have what the proprietors call the only perfect specimen of a Greenland or River Whale in the United States.
He says, 'I've shoveled acorns enough in there to keep the family thirty years, and if I can see a sign of one of 'em I wish I may land in a museum with a belly full of sawdust in two minutes
We were seized for the debts occasioned by their illness and their funerals, and placed among the attractions of a cheap museum in Berlin to earn the liquidation money.
After I had written to my aunt and told her of my fortunate meeting with my admired old schoolfellow, and my acceptance of his invitation, we went out in a hackney-chariot, and saw a Panorama and some other sights, and took a walk through the Museum, where I could not help observing how much Steerforth knew, on an infinite variety of subjects, and of how little account he seemed to make his knowledge.
These were agreeably dispersed among small specimens of china and glass, various neat trifles made by the proprietor of the museum, and some tobacco-stoppers carved by the Aged.
Gertrude had never been in Persia, but had seen some Eastern billiard cues in the India museum.
And the pea was put into the Royal Museum, where it is still to be seen if no one has stolen it.
It was too freakish, too bizarre, to be used outside of the laboratory and the museum.
All who know him declare that they have never met, not even in the Egyptian museum at Turin, so agreeable a mummy.
Having had some time at my disposal when in London, I had visited the British Museum, and made search among the books and maps in the library regarding Transylvania; it had struck me that some foreknowledge of the country could hardly fail to have some importance in dealing with a nobleman of that country.
In virtue of my office as Assistant Professor in the Museum of Natural History in Paris, the French Government had attached me to that expedition.