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repository

[ri-poz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /rɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
noun, plural repositories.
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.
3.
a burial place; sepulcher.
4.
a person to whom something is entrusted or confided.
5.
Chiefly British, warehouse.
Origin of repository
1475-1485
1475-85; < Latin repositōrium that in which anything is placed; see reposit, -tory2
Synonyms
1. depot, storehouse, depository.
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British Dictionary definitions for repositories

repository

/rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
noun (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
Word Origin
C15: from Latin repositōrium, from repōnere to place
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Word Origin and History for repositories

repository

n.

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.

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