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Definition of the noun museum

What does museum mean as a name of something?

Museum is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: museums

  1. a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
    • examples: There are hills, a little museum, a public garden and a big church. | I would often visit the museum when I lived in Kyoto. | We went to the museum. | Turning to the right, you will come to the museum. | If time permits, I'll visit the museum. | Walk three more blocks and you will find the museum on your left. | It was the first time that I visited the museum. | It is worth visiting that museum. | It is worthwhile visiting the museum. | That museum is worth visiting.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: deposit / depositary / depository / repository = a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
    • more specific term: science museum = a museum that collects and displays objects having scientific interest
    • instances:


  1. Museum is a subway station on the Yonge–University–Spadina line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It opened in 1963 and is located under Queen's Park at Charles Street West, beside the Royal Ontario Museum after which it is named.
    • also known as 博物館站
    • part of Ontario
  2. Museum a.k.a. Battery Randolph was an coastal artillery battery at Fort DeRussy Military Reservation in Honolulu, Hawaii. Battery Randolph was constructed in 1911 to defend Oahu from attack, and was equipped with two 14-inch guns on disappearing carriages with a range of about 40,000 yards. It presently houses the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii.
  3. Museum a.k.a. The Old Administration Building at Bryce Canyon National Park, also known as the Bryce Canyon Nature Museum, was the first National Park Service building built within the park. Located near Sunrise Point in a heavily used portion of the park, the building was designed by the National Park Service Branch of Plans and Designs in the National Park Service Rustic style preferred at the time for park structures. It is in the immediate vicinity of the Bryce Inn.

There are other places with in their name, like Art Museum, BMW Museum, Fan Museum, Gas Museum, MIT Museum, Coca Museum, Fiji Museum, Fogg Museum, Fram Museum, Hunt Museum, Mint Museum, Navy Museum, Pars Museum, RAAF Museum, Vasa Museum, Wuxi Museum, Alele Museum, Cobra Museum, D-Day Museum and Davao Museum.


  1. museum is a musical group.
  2. Museum is a musical group.
  3. Museum is a musical group.
    • album: "Lost"

There are other groups with in their name, like Sex museum, Sleep Museum, Museum Pieces, Museum of Fear, Museum of Love, Kreuzberg Museum, Dime Museum Dolls, Museum of Science, The David Wax Museum, Museum of Bellas Artes, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Museum of Neurotic Origins, Horrors of the Black Museum.


Museum is a publisher.


  1. "Museum" is a musical album of MC Sniper.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  2. "Museum" is a song by Donovan, that was covered by Herman's Hermits. Their version peaked at #39 in the US in September 1967 but failed to chart in the UK.
  3. "Museum" is a musical album of Mike Tramp.
    • released in
  4. "Museum" is a musical album of Ocean Noise.
    • released on
  5. "Museum" is a musical album of Subgud.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  6. "Museum" is a musical album of The Prime Movers.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  7. "Museum" is a musical album of Mary My Hope.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  8. "Museum" is a composition.
  9. "Museum" is a composition.


"Museum" is a play by Tina Howe.


"Museum" is a 2013 short documentary film directed by Džemila Mešić, Belmin Mustajbašić and Benjamin Ramić.


"Museum" is an artwork (cold-rolled steel) by Simon Ungers, begun in (15 years ago).

  • media: cold-rolled steel


  1. museum is a sponsored top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet used exclusively by museums, museum associations, and individual members of the museum profession, as these groups are defined by the International Council of Museums.
  2. Museum is an academic journal covering research on Oriental art, museology, and conservation science, with a particular focus on Japanese art. It is published bimonthly in Japanese by the Tokyo National Museum, with some summaries in English.
  3. Museum is a 1978 theater production of the play by Tina Howe.
  4. Museum is a school, educational institution.
  5. Museum: A museum contains a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing.
  6. Museum: A museum is a place where collections of non-commercial objects of historical, cultural, artistic, or scientific interest that are made available for viewing through regular exhibitions.

Phrases with Museum

  1. Wax museum
  2. louvre museum
  3. marine museum
  4. science museum
  5. Open Air Museum

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Museum

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Google previewThe Long Beach Peninsula (2004)

Where the Columbia Meets the Pacific by Donella J. Lucero, Nancy L. Hobbs

Marsh's Free Museum is a unique institution located in Long Beach. With unusual items from around the world, including antiques and other interesting objects, Marsh's Museum is a great place to visit. Many of the items on display were ...

Google previewMarketing the Museum (2012)

by Fiona Mclean

The museum is a complex phenomenon.

All that is agreed to constitute a museum is a collection, although even this assumption has recently been called into question.1 Beyond the...

A museum is any number of permutations of collection.

Google previewThe land we live in, a pictorial and literary sketch-book of the British empire (1856)

by British empire, British isles

The Museum is an isolated building on one side of one of the quadrangles, and is a handsome...

Google previewPublic Libraries (1903)

The museum is an orderly arrangement, for convenience, of the known materials of the physical universe.

Google previewIntelligence Reframed (2000)

Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century by Howard E. Gardner

The children's museum is a relatively new phenomenon. Traditionally, museums have been depositories for highly valued cultural artifacts and have been off limits to children, who like to touch and play with things and who might harm ...

Google previewTime Out Paris (2012)

by Editors of Time Out

It's famous for the artistic glories it contains within, but the very fabric of the museum is a masterpiece in itself – or rather, a collection of masterpieces modified and added to from one century to another. And because nothing in Paris ever stands ...

Google previewMichigan Off the Beaten Path®, 10th (2009)

A Guide to Unique Places by Jim DuFresne

The main museum is the former engine house, which has been considerably enlarged and today is a maze of displays and three-dimensional exhibits. The favorite is the iron ore mining model that, for a nickel, will automatically run through the ...

Google previewThe Zymoglyphic Museum (2010)

by Jim Stewart

The museum is a small building at the end of suburban cul-de-sac, rather nondescript on the outside, easily missed. A crude, hand-lettered sign on weathered wood points the way to the main entrance. The landscaping around the museum ...

Google previewLexington (2010)

by Sharon R. Paeth

The Cayce Historical Museum is a unique replica of a trading post from 1765. This twostory framed building stood for 200 years. During the Revolutionary War, the structure was seized by the British and used as Fort Granby. It later became the ...

Google previewMuseums, Ethics and Cultural Heritage (2016)

by ICOM,

The Inclusive Museum is a response to the challenges posed by the transformations that have become imperative. If museology is the study...

The Inclusive Museum is an agency, aspirational in its spirit and intent, for facilitating a multisectoral ...

Google previewMuseums in Postcolonial Europe (2013)

by Dominic Thomas

Negotiating a national memory: the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum Corinna McLeod Department of English, Grand Valley State University, Allendale , USA The British Empire & Commonwealth Museum is an attempt to grapple with ...

Google previewThe British Museum Encyclopedia of Native North America (1999)

by Rayna Green, Melanie Fernandez

The Heard Museum, 1991; McMaster, Gerald and Lee ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)

Volume III: L-Pf by Danylo Husar Struk

Nikolai Pirogov Museum in Pyrohove, near Vinnytsia (est 1947), the Anton Makarenko Museum in Kremenchuk (est...

Yavornytsky Museum in Dnipropetrovske (est 1964), the Volodymyr Hnatiuk Museum in Velesniv, Monastyryska raion, ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Library Histories (2016)

by David H. Stam

281 Museo-Biblioteca de Filipinas, 587 Museum des ...

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of Contributors to the Natural History of the Free State and Lesotho (2008)

by Rodney Moffett

Museum Scientist and Head of Department of in southern Currently ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (2006)

by Gordon Campbell

Digital Image The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource; fig. 2 Nimatallah / Art Resource, NY; fig.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications (2007)

by Tatnall, Arthur

ized multimedia presentations for a mobile museum visitors' guide—A methodological approach. In Proceedings of the Nineth Museums and the Web Conference, Albuquerque, NM. Retrieved January 9, 2007, from www.archimuse.

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Quotes about Museum

A sightseeing phoenix a sign espied:
'This way to the Phoenix Museum';
A little homesick, went inside;
Looked for friends; but couldn't see 'em.

In hindsight, the title's
Just a little rash;
The Phoenix Museum
Is now a pile of ash... (Michael Shepherd)
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Scrabble value of M3U1S1E1U1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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