What does the word repository mean?

Usage examples for repository

  1. And now a few dry sticks and a bunch of dry grass were brought, mine host drew from a convenient repository a brass tinder- box, with a stone and a piece of steel, and soon produced a blaze that brilliantly illuminated the scene. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  2. They were the repository of all his thoughts, all his speculations, all his mental and spiritual experiences. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs