repertory

noun

rep·​er·​to·​ry ˈre-pər-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce repertory (audio)
ˈre-pə-
plural repertories
1
: a place where something may be found : repository
2
b
: a company that presents several different plays, operas, or pieces usually alternately in the course of a season at one theater
c
: a theater housing such a company
3
: the production and presentation of plays by a repertory company
acting in repertory

Examples of repertory in a Sentence

She acted in repertory for many years.
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Word History

Etymology

Late Latin repertorium list, from Latin reperire to find, from re- + parere to produce — more at pare

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of repertory was in 1593

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“Repertory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repertory. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

repertory

noun
rep·​er·​to·​ry ˈrep-ə(r)-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce repertory (audio)
-ˌtȯr-
plural repertories
1
: a place where something may be found
2
b
: a company that performs different plays or pieces in the course of a season
c
: a theater in which such a company performs

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