noun, plural re·pos·i·tor·ies.
Origin of repository
Examples from the Web for repository
Outdated views on family honor—which see women as its repository—have a lot to answer for.
Nobody could object to the way in which the cases were carried from the elevator and set upon stanchions at the repository.
And yet that just contributed to the local lore of the state as a repository for rugged Americana.
The library was so enormous that it was too large for any repository to digest and was therefore sold off over several years.What Can You Learn About Writers From Their Personal Libraries?|Richard Oram|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Every one has seen some of this china, but it is well worth while to see it en masse in a great quantity at this repository.Four Years in France|Henry Digby Beste
Vadstene, at least, is not the repository of St. Bridget and her daughter's dust.Pictures of Sweden|Hans Christian Andersen
He said his house was a repository of the most flagrant iniquities.The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves|Tobias Smollett
It was for this reason that the ark,23 as the repository of the tables, was designated "the Ark of the Covenant."History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
And my Diary is the repository of my thoughts—thoughts that must not be defiled by your favor-seeking curiosity.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess|Henry W. Fischer
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for repository
late 15c., "vessel, etc., for storage," Middle French repositoire or directly from Late Latin repositorium "store," in classical Latin, "a stand on which food is placed," from noun use of repositus, past participle of reponere "put away, store" (see repose (v.2)). Figurative use is recorded from 1640s.