Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “museum”

See all translations

museum

noun [C] uk   /mjuːˈziː.əm/ us  
A1 a building where objects of historical, scientific, or artistic interest are kept: a museum of modern art the Natural History Museum
More examples
Translations of “museum”
in Korean 박물관…
in Arabic مَتْحَف…
in French musée…
in Turkish müze…
in Italian museo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 博物館,博物院…
in Russian музей…
in Polish muzeum…
in Spanish museo…
in Portuguese museu…
in German das Museum…
in Catalan museu…
in Japanese 博物館…
in Chinese (Simplified) 博物馆,博物院…
(Definition of museum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of museum?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “museum”

Definitions of “museum” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More