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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a furniture repository
▪ However, unlike definitions, there is no convenient repository from which they can be instantly extracted.
▪ Modern dance, Alvin believed, needed a living repository of its classics and curiosities.
▪ The church militant, and indeed all ecclesiastical and monastic institutions, possessed libraries and were repositories of learning.
▪ The function of the library as a repository of archival documents had not been clearly recognised hitherto.
▪ We have already discussed how Nestorian thought served as a repository for certain Nazarean traditions.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Receptacle \Re*cep"ta*cle\ (r[-e]*s[e^]p"t[.a]*k'l), n. [F. r['e]ceptacle, L. receptaculum, fr. receptare, v. intens. fr. recipere to receive. See Receive.]

  1. That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as for examople, a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository.

    O sacred receptacle of my joys!

  2. (Bot.)

    1. The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.

    2. The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers.

    3. An intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or other matters.

    4. A special branch which bears the fructification in many cryptogamous plants.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


n. 1 a location for storage, often for safety or preservation 2 # (context computing English) a storage location for files, such as downloadable software packages, or files in a source control system 3 a burial vault 4 a person to whom a secret is entrusted

  1. n. a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping [syn: depository, deposit]

  2. a person to whom a secret is entrusted [syn: secretary]

  3. a burial vault (usually for some famous person) [syn: monument]


Repository may refer to:

Repository (version control)

In revision control systems, a repository is an on-disk data structure which stores metadata for a set of files and/or directory structure. Depending on whether the version control system in use is distributed (for instance, Git or Mercurial) or centralized ( Subversion or Perforce, for example), the whole set of information in the repository may be duplicated on every user's system or may be maintained on a single server. Some of the metadata that a repository contains includes, among other things:

  • A historical record of changes in the repository.
  • A set of commit objects.
  • A set of references to commit objects, called heads.

Usage examples of "repository".

A profound confession, coming from library, who was after all the repository of every bit of knowledge the members of the Associative had ever accumulated.

We find it impossible to conceive of the overwhelming importance of elderly people in preliterate societies as repositories of information and experience.

But she seemed to respect its privacy, so it became like a treehouse, a repository for all manner of boy debris: fossilized cowpies, rodent skulls, comic books, homemade weapons, rusted horseshoes, and probably, long after my last ascent, racy magazines.

The chief was that work on the prophet Isaiah which should be for all time a repository of sacred learning, so that Sempill on Isaiah would be quoted reverently, like Luther on the Galatians or Calvin on the Romans.

So long as this ship is the sole repository of information about the derelict fleet, the survey vessel Streaker remains a great prize, valued by every brand of fanatic.

It was in aftertimes made use of for a repository, where they laid up the tribute.

Cuts by Sears after Williams, used on Cheap Repository Tracts, and on Local Banbury Ephemeral Literature.

Sears after Williams, used on Cheap Repository Tracts, and on Local Banbury Ephemeral Literature.

I think, idle surmises may be turned to support any opinion: when the hero of the fight, having placed the recent spoils in the sacred repository, having before him Jove himself, to whom they were consecrated, and Romulus, no contemptible witnesses in case of a false inscription, entitled himself Aulus Cornelius Cossus consul.

If Martinez had been in charge of arrangements, the funeral and its solemn procession would have been postponed for days if not months, while expert pathologists sought out every last secret of Shaa physiology, and the best cyberneticians examined the machines to determine if they were, in fact, repositories of Shaa memory.

I yield Thee thanks that Thou hast made known unto me Him Who is the Dayspring of Thy mercy, and the Dawning-Place of Thy grace, and the Repository of Thy Cause.

Each face of the diamond was perfectly Euclidean, but the six sharp points were like infinitely concentrated repositories of curvature.

She had been indifferent to the Repository that lurked in the depths of Fernbrake Lake, and She had been largely indifferent to the fact that Jack had watched over the Lake for so many years.

But he could not find the slightest hint that she was in fact the repository of the other half of his secret.

On either side stood worship halls, shrines, sutra repository, a fountain, bell cage, and other buildings, all constructed in traditional Buddhist style.