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
The couple, from Merrillville, got in line to go through the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit, a 53-foot tractor that unfolds into a 1,000-foot traveling museum with remnants and historical information about the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The move from the historic presidential palace, which is to be turned into a museum, marked not only the merger of the capital with its once-declining banlieues.
At the country’s Abba museum, tourists aren’t allowed to pay for anything with cash.
Wearing a 'Calabasas' dad hat and an orange slip dress, North used her museum trip as an opportunity to try this season's corset trend.
Proceeds from the event benefit the mill and museum's upkeep and programs.
The center, scheduled to open in January 2018, will involve the museum, Goethe University Frankfurt, the Justus Liebig University Giessen, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology.
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.
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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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