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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MUSE'UM, n. [Gr. a place for the muses or for study.]
A house or apartment appropriated as a repository of things that have an immediate relation to the arts; a cabinet of curiosities.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin Museum place for learned occupation, from Greek Mouseion, from neuter of Mouseios of the Muses, from Mousa Date: 1672 an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value; also a place where objects are exhibited

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a building used for storing and exhibiting objects of historical, scientific, or cultural interest. Phrases and idioms: museum piece 1 a specimen of art etc. fit for a museum. 2 derog. an old-fashioned or quaint person or object. Derivatives: museology n. Etymology: L f. Gk mouseion seat of the Muses: see MUSE(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Museum Mu*se"um, n. [L., a temple of the Muses, hence, a place of study, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? a Muse.] A repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art. Museum beetle, Museum pest. (Zo["o]l.) See Anthrenus.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(museums) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. A museum is a building where a large number of interesting and valuable objects, such as works of art or historical items, are kept, studied, and displayed to the public. For months Malcolm had wanted to visit the Parisian art museums. ...the American Museum of Natural History. N-COUNT

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