[ ri-poz-i-tawr-ee ]
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noun,plural re·pos·i·tor·ies.
  1. a receptacle or place where things are deposited, stored, or offered for sale: a repository for discarded clothing.

  2. an abundant source or supply; storehouse: a repository of information.

  1. a person to whom something is entrusted or confided.

  2. a burial place; sepulcher.

  3. 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.

  4. Chiefly British. warehouse.

Origin of repository

1475–85; <Latin repositōrium that in which anything is placed; see reposit, -tory2

Other words for repository

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How to use repository in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for repository


/ (rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /

nounplural -ries
  1. a place or container in which things can be stored for safety

  2. a place where things are kept for exhibition; museum

  1. a place where commodities are kept before being sold; warehouse

  2. a place of burial; sepulchre

  3. a receptacle containing the relics of the dead

  4. a person to whom a secret is entrusted; confidant

Origin of repository

C15: from Latin repositōrium, from repōnere to place

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