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re·pos·i·to·ry

 (rĭ-pŏz′ĭ-tôr′ē)
n. pl. re·pos·i·to·ries
1. A place where things may be put for safekeeping.
2. A warehouse.
3. A museum.
4. A burial vault; a tomb.
5. One that contains or is a store of something specified: "Bone marrow is also the repository for some leukemias and lymphomas" (Seth Rolbein).
6. One who is entrusted with secrets or confidential information.

repository

(rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a place or container in which things can be stored for safety
2. a place where things are kept for exhibition; museum
3. (Commerce) a place where commodities are kept before being sold; warehouse
4. a place of burial; sepulchre
5. a receptacle containing the relics of the dead
6. a person to whom a secret is entrusted; confidant
[C15: from Latin repositōrium, from repōnere to place]

re•pos•i•tor•y

(rɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -tor•ies.
1. a receptacle or place where things are deposited, stored, or offered for sale.
2. an abundant source or supply.
3. a burial place; sepulcher.
4. a person to whom something is entrusted or confided.
[1475–85; < Late Latin repositōrium store, tomb, Latin: portable stand; see reposit, -tory2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repository - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeepingrepository - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
archive - a depository containing historical records and documents
bank building, bank - a building in which the business of banking transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
drop - a central depository where things can be left or picked up
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
depository library, library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
lost-and-found - repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them
museum - a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
repertory - a storehouse where a stock of things is kept
sperm bank - a depository for storing sperm
storage space - the area in any structure that provides space for storage
storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store - a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks"
treasury - a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely
2.repository - a person to whom a secret is entrusted
confidant, intimate - someone to whom private matters are confided
3.repository - a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave

repository

noun
1. store, archive, storehouse, depository, magazine, treasury, warehouse, vault, depot, emporium, receptacle The church became a repository for police files.
2. storehouse, fund, mine, oracle He was the repository of all important information.

repository

noun
1. A place where something is deposited for safekeeping:
2. One in whom secrets are confided:
Translations

repository

[rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ] Ndepósito m
furniture repositoryguardamuebles m inv

repository

[rɪˈpɒzɪtəri] n
(= store) → dépôt m
(= source) [information, knowledge] → dépositaire mf

repository

n (= warehouse)Lager nt, → Magazin nt; (fig, of facts etc) → Quelle f(of für); (= book, library)Fundgrube f(of für); (liter, of secret) → Hüter(in) m(f)

repository

[rɪˈpɒzɪtrɪ] n (of facts, information) → miniera; (warehouse) → deposito
References in classic literature ?
Till the 25th October Crete, as all our planet knows, was the sole surviving European repository of "autonomous institutions," "local self-government," and the rest of the archaic lumber devised in the past for the confusion of human affairs.
The result was the discovery of a private repository concealed in the space between the outer wood and the lining.
Various were the conjectures which Jones entertained on this step of Lady Bellaston; who, in reality, had little farther design than to secure within her own house the repository of a secret, which she chose should make no farther progress than it had made already; but mostly, she desired to keep it from the ears of Sophia; for though that young lady was almost the only one who would never have repeated it again, her ladyship could not persuade herself of this; since, as she now hated poor Sophia with most implacable hatred, she conceived a reciprocal hatred to herself to be lodged in the tender breast of our heroine, where no such passion had ever yet found an entrance.
gods, now a repository of yellowing newspapers, beer bottles and
Second-hand carts and cabs, bedsteads of a certain age, detached carriage-wheels for those who may want one to make up a set, are all to be found here in the same repository.
I found a tremendous blank, in the place of that smiling repository of my confidence.
The Astrolabe and the Zelee, incessantly tossed about by the hurricane, could not be worth the Nautilus, quiet repository of labour that she is, truly motionless in the midst of the waters.
While they uncovered the sheaves he stood apathetic beside his portable repository of force, round whose hot blackness the morning air quivered.
Since then Bartley had always thought of the British Museum as the ultimate repository of mortality, where all the dead things in the world were assembled to make one's hour of youth the more precious.
The key proffered him by the bereaved widower being a large one, he slips his two-foot rule into a side-pocket of his flannel trousers made for it, and deliberately opens his flannel coat, and opens the mouth of a large breast-pocket within it before taking the key to place it in that repository.
Thirdly, they have got up among themselves a periodical called THE LOWELL OFFERING, 'A repository of original articles, written exclusively by females actively employed in the mills,' - which is duly printed, published, and sold; and whereof I brought away from Lowell four hundred good solid pages, which I have read from beginning to end.
She had sat two lecture courses under Professor Caldwell and looked up to him as the living repository of all knowledge.