repertory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n repertory a storehouse where a stock of things is kept
    • n repertory a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule
    • n repertory the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation "the repertory of the supposed feats of mesmerism","has a large repertory of dialects and characters"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Repertory A place in which things are disposed in an orderly manner, so that they can be easily found, as the index of a book, a commonplace book, or the like.
    • Repertory A treasury; a magazine; a storehouse.
    • Repertory Same as Répertoire.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n repertory A place where things are so arranged that they can readily be found when wanted; a book the contents of which are so arranged; hence, an inventory; a list; an index.
    • n repertory A store or collection; a treasury; a magazine; a repository.
    • n repertory Same as repertoire.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Repertory rep′ėr-tō-ri a place where things are kept to be brought forth again: a treasury: a magazine.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. repertorium, fr. reperire, to find again; pref. re-, re + parire, parere, to bring forth, procure: cf. F. répertoire,. Cf. Parent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. repertorium—L. reperīre, to find—re-, again, parĕre, to bring forth.

Usage

In literature:

At Daniel's suggestions for improving the repertory, he generally shrugged his shoulders.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
But he exhausted his repertory of sonorous phrases in vain.
"That Lass O' Lowrie's" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Repertory Theater would have proclaimed any manager the open-handed patron of drama for drama's sake.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
There are no singers to sing them and so they have been dropped from the repertory without being missed.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
There is no Frederic, no M. Homais, in his repertory.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Most of my present repertory has been acquired under Jonas and he has been so, so exacting.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
His repertory was wide and refined.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
And before her, above the meadow, he went through his flying repertory.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
They trotted out all their repertory of quaint local songs for my benefit.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
An old ape, as he says, may play all the tricks in its repertory, and none of them will tickle an audience into good humour.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
His most successful comedies kept their place in the acting repertory for a long time.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
When the people sang for us in Anaho, they must apologise for the smallness of their repertory.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It is easier to have one's portfolio all right than one's heart, and the repertory is more easily arranged than the motives.
"Kept for the Master's Use" by Frances Ridley Havergal
She asked him what he liked best in all her repertory.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
In later years, Goethe, Herder, Jean Paul Richter, were added to my repertory.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
He too has his "actual" and his classical repertory, and here also it is hard to choose.
"The Galaxy, April, 1877" by Various
She never sang even her limited repertory when she was indisposed.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
These theatres also enjoy the distinction of having experimented with repertory.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
Reprinted from "Dalrymple's Oriental Repertory," "Asiatic Researches," and the "Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.
"The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha" by Madhava Acharya
These books are valuable as a repertory of mythological stories.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

'Is notes is somewhat limited, they are not 'igh an' soary;
'E 'asn't got that many things in 'is bloomin' repertory;
But when 'e's played the lot, why, then 'is course is straight an' plain,
'E starts at the beginnin' an' 'e plays 'em all again!
"The Mouth-Organ" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Photo by Don Ipock for Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
A scene from the West Coast premiere of "The Laramie Project" at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Durang's biting comedy Baby With the Bathwater premiered that year at the American Repertory The­atre in Cambridge, Mass.
Patterson Repertory Theatre's 1980s-inspired production of Shakespeare's " Macbeth " is sexy, spooky and sinfully entertaining.
' Macbeth ' at Asolo Repertory Theater in Sarasota.
Before the company's main season launches later this month, the only two public performances of " Macbeth " on an Asolo Repertory Theatre stage can be seen today.
Artists Repertory Theatre offers a series of free events including an online 'talkback'.
Roxbury — Wish you could add Catskills' fiddle tunes to your repertory.
Photo courtesy Florida Repertory Theatre.
Performing and visual arts complex with four performance venues: the 1,582-seat Ikeda Theatre, the 553-seat Repertory Theatre, the 200-seat Playhouse, and the 150-seat Studio Theatre.
Satirical comedian Paul Mooney will talk about the political landscape and the presidential election from his perspective in a "Town hall Meeting" at the Berkeley Black Repertory Theatre, Nov 1 through Nov 5.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley.
'Status Update' at Center Repertory hilariously explores madness of Internet obsession .
‘Anne Frank & Me’ from Orlando Repertory Theatre.
(Artists Repertory Theatre) 1515 SW Morrison St, 241-1278, artistsrep.org.
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In science:

On the other hand, hosts have a broad repertory of defense mechanisms, ranging from immune response to behavioural defenses (like grooming, the avoidance of parasitized sexual partners and of infested nesting sites, and using the leaves of parasite-repelling plants in building nests).
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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