noun mu·se·um \my-ˈzē-əm\

: a building in which interesting and valuable things (such as paintings and sculptures or scientific or historical objects) are collected and shown to the public

Full Definition of MUSEUM

:  an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value; also :  a place where objects are exhibited

Examples of MUSEUM

  1. a museum of natural history
  2. <a trip to the Museum of Natural History>

Origin of MUSEUM

Latin Museum place for learned occupation, from Greek Mouseion, from neuter of Mouseios of the Muses, from Mousa
First Known Use: 1672

Other History Terms

agonistic, carpetbagger, enceinte, fief, historiography, paladin

Rhymes with MUSEUM

MUSEUMS Defined for Kids


noun mu·se·um \my-ˈzē-əm\

Definition of MUSEUM for Kids

:  a building in which objects of interest or value are displayed <an art museum> <a museum of science>


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