Definition of museum
: an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value American Museum of Natural History; also : a place where objects are exhibited an art museum
Examples of museum in a Sentence
a museum of natural history
a trip to the Museum of Natural History
Recent Examples of museum from the Web
As previously announced, Hallie Gordon will direct Jessica Dickey's century-spanning drama about what happens after a museum guard dares to touch a famous painting.
According to Stamp Journal, there's a museum dedicated to the craft in Pyongyang.
Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000 or www.pamm.org; free with museum admission ($16 adults, $12 kids 7-18, free 6 and under).
Lucas’s museum, which is expected to open at L.A.’s Exposition Park in 2021, will include the Star Wars creator’s personal collection of art and memorabilia.
There’s a reason museum-goers pause at the entrance to Life Is Cheap, Anicka Yi’s current show at the Guggenheim.
A similar exhibit is still part of the museum today.
Floor to ceiling windows overlook both the museum grounds and the neighboring University of Louisville campus.
Even though all non-avian dinosaurs hatched from eggs and grew over the course of years, the most common depictions of dinosaurs – from museums to movies – are adult animals who are often the biggest representatives of the species.
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Origin and Etymology of museum
Latin Museum place for learned occupation, from Greek Mouseion, from neuter of Mouseios of the Muses, from Mousa
First Known Use: circa 1660See Words from the same year
MUSEUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of museum for English Language Learners
: 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
MUSEUM Defined for Kids
Definition of museum for Students
: a building in which objects of interest or value are displayed an art museum a museum of science
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