museum

noun
mu·​se·​um | \ myu̇-ˈzē-əm How to pronounce museum (audio) \

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

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Examples of museum in a Sentence

a museum of natural history a trip to the Museum of Natural History
Recent Examples on the Web Admission to the museum for the day is free to all Ohio residents. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 13 Oct. 2021 But if humans continue on the same carbon path, the water level will block entrances to the museum and flood the entire area, according to the visual. Malak Silmi, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Oct. 2021 Make time to clear your mind on a regular basis and seek inspiration in ways that allow your mind to engage actively (such as going to a museum or reading a good book) rather than passively (like consuming TV). Kathy Caprino, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 First Baptist has been at the center of an initiative to reintroduce Black Americans to the museum. Ben Finley, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2021 First Baptist has been at the center of an initiative to reintroduce African Americans to the museum. Ben Finley, ajc, 7 Oct. 2021 First Baptist has been at the center of an initiative to reintroduce African Americans to the museum. NBC News, 7 Oct. 2021 About 1 million people were killed there, more than 90 percent of whom were Jews, according to the museum. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 General-admission tickets ($50) include beer samples and access to the museum, while VIP tickets ($65) offer early entry and specialty beers. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of museum

circa 1660, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for museum

Latin Museum place for learned occupation, from Greek Mouseion, from neuter of Mouseios of the Muses, from Mousa

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The first known use of museum was circa 1660

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15 Oct 2021

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“Museum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/museum. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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museum

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English Language Learners Definition of museum

: 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

noun
mu·​se·​um | \ myu̇-ˈzē-əm How to pronounce museum (audio) \

Kids Definition of museum

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

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