repository vs depository

repository depository


  • 1) a burial vault
  • 2) a location for storage, often for safety or preservation
  • 3) A museum.
  • 4) One that contains or is a store of something specified.
  • 5) A warehouse.
  • 6) A place where things may be put for safekeeping.
  • 7) A burial vault; a tomb.
  • 8) One who is entrusted with secrets or confidential information.
  • 9) A place where things are or may be reposited, or laid up, for safety or preservation; a depository.
  • 10) a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
  • 11) a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
  • 12) A place where things are kept for sale; a shop: as, a carriage-repository.
  • 13) A place where things are or may be deposited for safety or preservation; a depository; a storehouse; a magazine.


  • 1) A place where something is deposited, as for storage, safekeeping, or preservation; a repository.
  • 2) A trustee; a depositary.
  • 3) A place where something is deposited, as for storage or safekeeping; a repository.
  • 4) One with whom something is deposited; a depositary.
  • 5) A place where anything is deposited for sale or keeping
  • 6) A place where anything is lodged for safe keeping: as, a warehouse is a depository for goods.
  • 7) [Prop. depositary.] A person to whom a thing is intrusted for safe-keeping; a depositary.


  • 1) It becomes a repository of all our cultures.
  • 2) Gradually the house becomes a repository for the narrative of our lives.
  • 3) It is a unique repository of knowledge, experience and skill.
  • 4) Her desire to pass on something of her own enthusiasm and formidable repository of knowledge, made her a powerful influence.
  • 5) And regardless of theological and political controversy, Anglicanism is a repository of great historical legacies.
  • 6) The landscape was a repository of collective memory and, place by place, a source of identity.
  • 7) And these books are more concerned with food as memory or as repository for our island story than food as, well, food.
  • 8) The main American repository of papers from that period is 41's library in College Station, Texas.
  • 9) Can we have a Melvin repository where we can view his various comments? on October 11, 2009 at 6: 18 pm Tony F
  • 10) An accurate, well-vetted historical repository is a scary prospect, just because of the finances.
  • 11) The nuclear industry has hoped the federal government would build a long-term repository inside Yucca Mountain in Nevada, where nuclear waste from around the country could be held for hundreds of thousands of years.
  • 12) Fuel, once used, will continue to be safely stored at reactor sites -- as has been the case for decades -- until a long-term repository is identified.
  • 13) In addition to being over budget, the repository is 19 years behind schedule.
  • 14) The owning repository is listed in the "repository" field of the metadata for each photograph.
  • 15) The main repository of info for me on the web will still be www. but here I am.
  • 16) ‘Her next task was to find a museum repository for her late husband's private art collection, a visual document of his enthusiasms.’
  • 17) ‘This exhibition features 22 major works acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art directly from the artist in 1999, making the museum the largest repository of his works.’
  • 18) ‘The idea was dropped in rehearsal - but I imagine that Stepanov notations of La Bayadere are still in the Harvard library, now the repository of all the Sergeyev manuscripts.’
  • 19) ‘How this orientation necessarily conflicts with the basic mandate of the museum to be a repository for its permanent collections is the realization that haunts these writings.’
  • 20) ‘Subsequently, the building was occupied by Communist authorities, used as a repository by Prague Museum and taken over by Marxist-Leninists.’
  • 21) ‘Goeritz's museum was not a repository of objects, but a living entity in which every wall, window, hallway, and courtyard was used for various activities.’
  • 22) ‘Work is about to begin on one of the most important sections in the library - a new repository for rare books and manuscripts.’
  • 23) ‘More than just a repository for books, the Adam Library served as a store for Charles's collections of smaller antiquities, curiosities, natural history, geology and ethnography.’
  • 24) ‘Though a tentative gesture, Rovine's inclusion of the ceramic piece seems subtly to suggest that museums with African art must not remain repositories for objects from ‘extinct’ societies.’
  • 25) ‘Over the years, the Craig's bought 180 Hibel paintings and would later help found the Hibel Museum in Florida in 1977, a permanent repository for her art.’
  • 26) ‘We believe that the gallery's main function should be as a repository of British art.’
  • 27) ‘Philosopher Hilde Hein has described a quandary museums face in identifying their chief function: as repositories of valuable objects, or instead, as places to produce interesting experiences.’
  • 28) ‘The history in question is Russian, and the ark is St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum, one of the world's greatest repositories of European art and civilization.’
  • 29) ‘Each of the 19 other repositories contains certain species of plants, while this one contains backup versions of them all and is the only one that stores animal germplasm.’
  • 30) ‘But what does that mean for the actual history of film within the setting of the repositories of visual culture, the museums?’
  • 31) ‘Hitherto, libraries have been seen as mainly repositories of books and papers.’
  • 32) ‘I often say to students, the skip behind an art college is the repository of the ugliest objects on earth.’
  • 33) ‘The Imprimerie Nationale, one of the greatest repositories of typographic material in the world, spans four centuries.’
  • 34) ‘Soon after the liberation of the Philippines, American special agents began to discover a few of the hidden gold repositories.’
  • 35) ‘At particular risk are aquifers, underground repositories of water that are tapped by wells for agricultural irrigation and drinking water.’
  • 36) ‘There is an internet repository for your courses, should people feel the need to download them.’
  • 37) ‘Cache stores frequently used data in a repository close to the chip's execution units so that it can be processed faster than data stored in memory.’
  • 38) ‘This has just underscored the fact that multi-gigabyte data repositories can't move around anywhere near as easily as their users can.’
  • 39) ‘This repository allowed locally connected computers to retrieve updates significantly faster while offering greater package management.’
  • 40) ‘Uptime is crucial when running any type of server whether it is a file repository, HTTP web server, or a simple SOHO server.’
  • 41) ‘The goal is to provide authorized network users with transparent access to on-line information repositories.’
  • 42) ‘Forrest saw African American oral traditions as rich repositories of ritual and value, sources of meaning in the face of suffering and tragedy.’
  • 43) ‘He's the repository of our common history, and by that right, grand patron of the Bicentennial.’
  • 44) ‘Instead, we should see architectural residue from the past as a repository of vast physical, human, and cultural energy.’
  • 45) ‘Other scholars of Philippine culture have also recognized the need to study songs and poetry as repositories of history.’
  • 46) ‘Will books continue to be our main repository of culture and history, or will they vanish with developing technologies, replaced by virtual pages?’
  • 47) ‘He closes with a disquisition on the meaning of Europe, examining the dark elements of racism and extreme nationalism but remaining optimistic and with a reflection on the EU which seems to be the repository of many of his hopes.’
  • 48) ‘The electorate's hope that his Cabinet would prove a genuine repository of positive change was the one slim reed on which the Party's recent political legitimacy had rested.’
  • 49) ‘Smiths comes to grips with the complicated issues of the South being the repository of the African American past.’
  • 50) ‘Through the fate of the one truly literate character in the novel, Thady's son Jason, the novel implies that writing offers no safe repository of title.’
  • 51) ‘To our immediate point, the city is America's apogee, nadir and living museum, a repository of art and entertainment for all brows: high, medium, low and no.’
  • 52) ‘Despite this, we trust both media to be the repositories of our cultures, to store the minutiae, the details and experiences that define our milieu.’
  • 53) ‘They argued that the royal privy council was the sole repository of good government.’
  • 54) ‘As repositories of human feeling and professional intelligence, actors become crucial when a play's development is down to the short strokes.’
  • 55) ‘The Internet has the potential to be the greatest library in the history of mankind - a repository of memory, thought, culture, and scholarship; a record of what it means to be human.’
  • 56) ‘It is the repository of ‘reasons’ of which Owen speaks in the above quoted passage.’
  • 57) ‘Bronze Head is a photographic repository of sensuality, and its symmetric composition, its square format, its perfect body, and its tantalizing play of tone invoke the desire and longing of artist and viewer alike.’
  • 58) ‘Thus, the prudent practice, or praxis, of memory produced ethical behavior; by using the memory as an ethical repository and guide, an individual would be equipped to act prudently and ethically.’
  • 59) ‘Benjamin wanted to draw attention to the vast repository of ‘involuntary memory’ hidden in the unconscious, rarely accessible and often traumatic in nature.’
  • 60) ‘The ocean has long been our repository for ideas of the monstrous and the unknowable.’
  • 61) ‘Blake saw the artist as a repository of the ‘prophetic genius’ which gave access to truth.’


  • 1) Those pieces must have been taken out of Leadenhall Street at the beginning of the war and put in a depository for safe keeping.
  • 2) Same amount of cash gets stolen from a bank, or gold from a depository, it's big news.
  • 3) ‘Those who think otherwise should visit some of the recycling stations, to see the miscellaneous rubbish which is dumped in an assortment of sacks and bags, beside the bottle banks and paper depositories.’
  • 4) ‘Public libraries quickly became centralized depositories for important public texts and artifacts.’
  • 5) ‘It was also said that the work of investigators was being hampered by a refusal by museum staff to provide inventories, to reveal the location of safe depositories, and to open storerooms.’
  • 6) ‘About 80 percent of those asked agreed to allow a portion of blood drawn for other medical purposes to be used for the isolation of DNA that was placed in the registry depository.’
  • 7) ‘Constantinople was known in the West to contain great depositories of ancient Greek literature and a few scholars familiar with it.’
  • 8) ‘Its warehouses, far from only storing food, he said, were also used as depositories for weapons.’
  • 9) ‘The findings suggest that the large depository where mineral concentrates are stored prior to shipment from the port in Callao contributes to pediatric lead exposures in that city.’
  • 10) ‘A ‘Space Access Organization’ would, at least, be able to gather all the hard-won data from these canceled programs and maintain a central depository of information and expert knowledge.’
  • 11) ‘Fishermen are the last of the hunter-gatherers, representatives of a part of Scotland's rural tradition and the depository of the nation's hope for any part in the future of fishing.’
  • 12) ‘However, as one reviewer remarked: ‘In recent years the British Museum has come to be seen as a depository of the tangible history of the world.’
  • 13) ‘There was already a permanent royal treasury at Winchester, a depository for fiscal records as well as for silver, and this required a permanent staff to guard and oversee it.’
  • 14) ‘The Internet has created vast depositories of information all over the world which contain every imaginable form of data.’
  • 15) ‘He said vitrified radioactive materials would be bound up in glass or other depositories and would not be easily released.’
  • 16) ‘Simon Rounding, of Parker March, said: ‘We are the depository for all his documents, papers and titled deeds.’’
  • 17) ‘Senior lawyer Paul Gardiner will travel to the US as soon as possible to find out the legal position regarding documents held in a depository at Pensacola, Florida.’
  • 18) ‘Despite a lack of spacial limitations imposed on the text, the Factbook is far from a depository of ‘raw data.’’
  • 19) ‘It is right that schools encourage pupils to use the Net, which is not only a vast depository of information but also an important tool in the modern workplace.’
  • 20) ‘Most significantly, the Thames came to provide a depository for London's waste.’
  • 21) ‘He said a depository for the public to recycle paper, newspapers and magazines was badly needed in the town.’
  • 22) ‘Logging off her computer, Amanda moves away from the desk and into the small room behind it which acts as a coat depository for the desk staff.’

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