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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
References in classic literature ?
At the first glance I was reminded of a museum. The tiled floor was thick with dust, and a remarkable array of miscellaneous objects was shrouded in the same grey covering.
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.
The mummy room of the British Museum had been one of the chief delights of her childhood.
He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher - the Wonder House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum. Who hold Zam-Zammah, that 'fire-breathing dragon', hold the Punjab, for the great green-bronze piece is always first of the conqueror's loot.
I took advice, but the best brick-a-brackers were divided as to the wisest course to pursue; some said pack the collection and warehouse it; others said try to get it into the Grand Ducal Museum at Mannheim for safe keeping.
When he had exhausted the notices he saw a glass door which led into what was apparently a museum, and having still twenty minutes to spare he walked in.
And the pea was put into the Royal Museum, where it is still to be seen if no one has stolen it.
He had reason to believe that discoveries made by modern travelers in Central America had been reported from time to time by the English press; and he wished copies to be taken of any notices of this sort which might be found, on referring to the files of newspapers kept in the reading-room of the British Museum. If Emily considered herself capable of contributing in this way to the completeness of his great work on "the ruined cities," she had only to apply to his bookseller in London, who would pay her the customary remuneration and give her every assistance of which she might stand in need.
There is a Leviathanic Museum, they tell me, in Hull, England, one of the whaling ports of that country, where they have some fine specimens of fin-backs and other whales.
Some years after the fire the Cotton Library, as it is now called, was removed to the British Museum, where it now remains.
Its subject was the so-called Black Museum at Scotland Yard; and from the catchpenny text we first learned that the gruesome show was now enriched by a special and elaborate exhibit known as the Raffles Relics.
He scoffed at them as adventures, mountebanks, sideshow riffraff, dime museum freaks; he assailed their showy titles with measureless derision; he said they were back-alley barbers disguised as nobilities, peanut peddlers masquerading as gentlemen, organ-grinders bereft of their brother monkey.