a receptacle or place where things are deposited, stored, or offered for sale: a repository for discarded clothing.
an abundant source or supply; storehouse: a repository of information.
a person to whom something is entrusted or confided.
a burial place; sepulcher.
Also called, Informal, re·po [ree-poh] /ˈri poʊ/ .Computers. a collection of stored data or software, or the place where it is stored, often a proprietary site in the cloud: The company hosts a cloud-based repository to help software developers store, track, and manage changes to their code.
Chiefly British. warehouse.
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How to use repository in a sentence
It would be useful if there was a larger online repository for Alexa routines where you could discover and activate those that have been shared by the wider community, similar to those directories created for sharing iOS Shortcuts.
There was still plenty of skepticism about these two twentysomethings and their repository of “pretty dresses.”‘How I Built This’ host Guy Raz on insights from some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs | Rachel King | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
Carrd offers a repository of information that can be linked in tweets and posts for information that is not particularly time sensitive, or to gather lists of information all in one place.The internet of protest is being built on single-page websites | Tanya Basu | August 27, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Sun Savers now has a repository of 1,500 articles, from the best home gym equipment to how to choose the best tires for your car.Beyond the boom and bust cycle: How The Sun grew and stabilized its e-commerce revenue haul | Lucinda Southern | August 27, 2020 | Digiday
A 10-billion-year-old galaxy represents a fantastic repository of experiments in life.How Life Could Continue to Evolve - Issue 88: Love & Sex | Caleb Scharf | August 12, 2020 | Nautilus
Outdated views on family honor—which see women as its repository—have a lot to answer for.
Now, with Health, Apple will bring a central repository to the entire biometric madness—to the benefit of consumers.Apple Health App Plays to Our Laziness—and It’s Brilliant | Gregory Ferenstein | June 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
How can you corral all your health data in one central repository—effortlessly?Apple Health App Plays to Our Laziness—and It’s Brilliant | Gregory Ferenstein | June 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Other family members approved of the underground repository.
Nobody could object to the way in which the cases were carried from the elevator and set upon stanchions at the repository.
It may be possible to trace out this ancient relique to its present repository, if it be still in existence.
This repository was first disclosed by the action of the lake against a diluvial shore, in which the bones were buried.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
Italy was, and still is, the repository of all the chief MSS.The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1 | William Painter
She had been the reluctant repository for the secrets of half her little town.Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
I desire that the Constitution, the sacred repository of our liberties, be not soiled in my hands.Guatemala, the country of the future | Charles M. Pepper
British Dictionary definitions for repository
a place or container in which things can be stored for safety
a place where things are kept for exhibition; museum
a place where commodities are kept before being sold; warehouse
a place of burial; sepulchre
a receptacle containing the relics of the dead
a person to whom a secret is entrusted; confidant
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