- 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.
The Louvre in Paris, where many famous art works hang including the Mona Lisa, is an example of a museum.
museum definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek mouseion, place for the Muses or for study ; from mousa, Muse
museum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Latin Mūsēum, from Greek Mouseion, shrine of the Muses, from Mouseios, of the Muses, from Mousa, Muse; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
museum - Computer Definition
Pronounced dot museum.The generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) reserved exclusively for the museum community. This domain was created in 2002 under the sponsorship of the Museum Domain Management Association. See also gTLD, Internet, and sponsored domain.
A top-level Internet domain used by museums and historical societies. The dot-museum name was introduced in late 2000. See Internet domain name.