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repository

re·pos·i·tor·y

repository

 
pronunciation:
rih pa zih to ri
part of speech: noun
inflections: repositories
definition 1: a container or place where things may be stored; storage unit or space.
He uses a safe deposit box at the bank as a repository for his important documents.
synonyms:
depository
similar words:
arsenal, bank, cache, container, depot, dump, receptacle, safe, storage, storehouse, storeroom, vault, warehouse
definition 2: a burial chamber; tomb.
synonyms:
crypt, tomb, vault
similar words:
catacomb, mausoleum
definition 3: someone or something considered as having a large store or amount.
He was a repository of sensitive information.
synonyms:
font, mine, vessel, well, wellspring
similar words:
gold mine, reservoir, source, store, wealth