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 noose didn't stop some visitors to the black history museum.
Today, the house is a museum and park with artifacts from the war, situated on the original 102-acre property.
Bochetto said the city money was specified for structural repairs at the museum gift shop and that funds for marketing and promotion are needed more than repairs to the building.
Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier, museum officials said.
As a tribute to Henderson, she was recognized Saturday at the driver’s meeting and a brick with her name on it was placed inside speedway’s museum.
Some of the items were borrowed by the museum as far back as 1950.
From abstracts to portraits and landscapes, this museum promotes quilting as a form of art.
His family home here, a grand white three-story house called the Villa Mondriaan, has also been converted into a museum devoted to his life story.
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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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