V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a place used for storage and safekeeping

Synonyms: storage, vault, treasury, depository, locker, container, closet


Tips: Repository is derived from the Late Latin repositorium, which means, "store." Think, "storage." A repository is a storage facility and can also refer to a person to whom a secret is entrusted.

Usage Examples:

The nuclear waste repository was dangerously close to the town. (container, storage)

We have an online database that serves as a repository for all the information you requested. (treasury, storage, vault)

The librarian was regarded as a repository of useful information. (treasury, vault)

Please make sure you lock the repository after you’ve counted the cash. (vault, container)

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