The definition of a museum is a building that houses famous works of art, important artifacts and historical objects, or other items of cultural or scientific significance.(noun)
The Louvre in Paris, where many famous art works hang including the Mona Lisa, is an example of a museum.
See museum in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L < Gr mouseion, place for the Muses or for study < mousa, Muse
See museum in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin Mūsēum
Origin: , from Greek Mouseion, shrine of the Muses
Origin: , from Mouseios, of the Muses
Origin: , from Mousa, Muse; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
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