[ri-poz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
noun, plural repositories.
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 burial place; sepulcher.
a person to whom something is entrusted or confided.
Chiefly British, warehouse.

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

1. depot, storehouse, depository. Unabridged
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repository (rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  a place or container in which things can be stored for safety
2.  a place where things are kept for exhibition; museum
3.  a place where commodities are kept before being sold; warehouse
4.  a place of burial; sepulchre
5.  a receptacle containing the relics of the dead
6.  a person to whom a secret is entrusted; confidant
[C15: from Latin repositōrium, from repōnere to place]

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., "vessel, etc., for storage," from L.L. repositorium "store," in classical L., "a stand on which food is placed," from reposit-, pp. stem of reponere "put away, store." Figurative use is recorded from 1640s.
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Example sentences
With its healthy endowments, it has continued to grow and now stands as one of
  the world's foremost repositories of masterworks.
Scientists agree that the bulk of the state's vast underground repositories of
  water are still clean.
These specimens are stored in four repositories around the world, where they
  are available for scientific study.
Toothless old people, the repositories of information in a preliterate society,
  could now be fed and live longer.
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