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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 have a standing order for such things from one of the museums I represent.
The Frenchman entered, leaving in the anteroom his guide, who immediately entered into conversation with two or three of the industrious idlers who are always to be found in Rome at the doors of banking-houses, churches, museums, or theatres.
In Grandfather's younger days there used to be a wax figure of him in one of the Boston museums, representing a solemn, dark-visaged person, in a minister's black gown, and with a black-letter volume before him.
Even idleness is eager now--eager for amusement; prone to excursion-trains, art museums, periodical literature, and exciting novels; prone even to scientific theorizing and cursory peeps through microscopes.
Every now and then, having learned from Newman that he had been through the museums of Europe, he uttered some polished aphorism upon the flesh-tints of Rubens and the good taste of Sansovino.
These were the only reptiles I had ever seen upon Barsoom, but I knew from their similarity to the fossilized remains of supposedly extinct species I had seen in the museums of Helium that they comprised many of the known prehistoric reptilian genera, as well as others undiscovered.
For, according to the order of nature, which is quite superior to our will, it stands thus; there will always be a government of force where men are selfish; and when they are pure enough to abjure the code of force they will be wise enough to see how these public ends of the post-office, of the highway, of commerce and the exchange of property, of museums and libraries, of institutions of art and science can be answered.
Most of them have found their way into museums, and the rest are the treasured possessions of wealthy amateurs.
There were, no doubt, museums and town halls and even cathedrals of a sort to mark theoretical centres of municipal and religious organisation in this confusion; but Bert could not see them, they did not stand out at all in that wide disorderly vision of congested workers' houses and places to work, and shops and meanly conceived chapels and churches.
Their arms and legs were proportioned more in conformity with human standards, but their entire bodies were covered with shaggy, brown hair, and their faces were quite as brutal as those of the few stuffed specimens of the gorilla which I had seen in the museums at home.
He had mingled with the cosmopolitan hordes of the greatest city in the world; he had visited museums and inspected shop windows; and, besides, he was a shrewd and intelligent man.
Such rooms were museums, entailing endless labor to keep clean.

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