repository

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n repository a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
    • n repository a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
    • n repository a person to whom a secret is entrusted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Repository A place where things are or may be reposited, or laid up, for safety or preservation; a depository.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • repository Pertaining to reposition; adapted or intended for deposition or storage.
    • n repository A place where things are or may be deposited for safety or preservation; a depository; a storehouse; a magazine.
    • n repository A place where things are kept for sale; a shop: as, a carriage-repository.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Repository a place where anything is laid up for safe keeping: a place where things are kept for sale: a shop
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Quotations

  • Marshall Mcluhan
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    “Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. repositorium, repostorium,: cf. OF. repositoire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. reposerre-, back, poser, to pose.

Usage

In literature:

A strong door protected this repository, with a wrought iron bar and padlock.
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
He was a safe repository of secrets, a sympathetic listener, and a wise suggester.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
The American Boy's Book of Sports and Games: A Repository of In- and Out-Door Amusements for Boys and Youth.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
It was the repository of his inmost thoughts, the receptacle of his secret convictions.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
In the earliest dawn of civilization, the arts were the repositories of the myths and mysteries of national faiths.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
London he looked upon as one gigantic repository of stamps.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. CL, April 26, 1916" by Various
I was now on my way to the family repository of all our greatness.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
That letter (our Letter IV) or a forged copy was then found in his repositories.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
We regarded the nations of Europe as repositories of splendid traditions, magnificent even in their decay.
"Aliens" by William McFee
A child is the repository of infinite possibilities!
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
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In poetry:

A dreadful doom hangs o'er our heads,
And at our doors old Time now treads,
The trumpet longs the shrilly blast to sound —
The sea, the church-yard, and the field,
And Hell itself, now yearn to yield
The dead in their repositories found.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard

In news:

The repository is an exciting and revolutionary way for companies to manage their electronic information for litigation.
Its still unclear, however, how the various services repositories from vendors will interoperate—or whether users will need to subscribe to a variety of repositories to be able to effectively create composite applications.
Microsoft Launches CodePlex, a New Code Repository Site.
Nevada: Secret Meetings On Nuclear Repository Are Alleged.
The state attorney general, Frankie Sue Del Papa, has accused two federal agencies of holding secret meetings about building the nation's nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.
Hirsh Institute Article Repository .
New Article Posted in Hirsh Institute Article Repository .
In Musina, a South African town just across the border, an athletic field serves as a repository for refugees.
Ebony magazine has served as a repository for major events that have happened to African-Americans.
Bozyk's repository of the best pics in the world.
The beauty of the website Math Chimp is that it's a one stop repository of math videos, games and worksheets, all aligned to the Common Core standards.
Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository breaks down the Browns' defense and where the team might look in the draft.
Ebony magazine has served as a repository for major events that have happened to African-Americans.
REPOSITORY JULIE VENNITTI n Former Army Air Corps pilot Robert Withee of Jackson Township stands beside a P-51 fighter plane like the one he flew on about 200 missions during World War II.
More photos and story at the Canton Repository.
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In science:

OAIA is specially designed to mirror OAI repositories.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
This tree repository contains trees which can represent proper grammar rules, templates and canned text.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
The (empty) description is mapped to a deep syntactic structure using the tree repository.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
Let us return to the tree repository and illustrate how templates and rules can be represented uniformly.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
It is possible that these disks represent the repository of baryonic material that has managed to condense out of cooling flows in the centres of dark matter halos.
Ongoing Formation of Bulges and Black Holes in the Local Universe: New Insights from GALEX
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