Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place where things may be put for safekeeping.
  • n. A warehouse.
  • n. A museum.
  • n. A burial vault; a tomb.
  • n. One that contains or is a store of something specified: "Bone marrow is also the repository for some leukemias and lymphomas” ( Seth Rolbein).
  • n. One who is entrusted with secrets or confidential information.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a location for storage, often for safety or preservation
  • n. a burial vault
  • n. a person to whom a secret is entrusted

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place where things are or may be reposited, or laid up, for safety or preservation; a depository.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to reposition; adapted or intended for deposition or storage.
  • n. A place where things are or may be deposited for safety or preservation; a depository; a storehouse; a magazine.
  • n. A place where things are kept for sale; a shop: as, a carriage-repository.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person to whom a secret is entrusted
  • n. a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
  • n. a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

Etymologies

From Late Latin repositorium. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • In Linux, it's a software source, similar to an app market, where you can download software packages from.

    May 16, 2013