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[ noun ] a facility where things can be deposited for safekeeping

Synonyms

deposit depository

Used in print

(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)

The safe is a repository for three dead flashlight_batteries , a_hundred and fifty unused left-hand fingerprint cards , a stack of unsold Policemen's_Ball tickets from last year , and thirty-seven cents in coins and stamps .

(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)

Their product had been endorsed by Good_Housekeeping , the A._M._A. , and the Veterinary_Journal , among other repositories of higher wisdom , and before much longer if you did n't have a cake of their soap in the john , even your best friends would think you did n't bathe .

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[ noun ] a person to whom a secret is entrusted

Synonyms

secretary

Used in print

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

She soared over the new pastor like an avenging angel lest he stray from the path and not know all the truth and gossip of which she was chief repository .

Related terms

confidant

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[ noun ] a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

Synonyms

monument

Related terms

burial_chamber

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