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[stawr-ij, stohr-] /ˈstɔr ɪdʒ, ˈstoʊr-/
the act of storing; state or fact of being stored:
All my furniture is in storage.
capacity or space for storing.
a place, as a room or building, for storing.
Computers. memory (def 11).
the price charged for storing goods.
Origin of storage
First recorded in 1605-15; store + -age
Related forms
nonstorage, noun
prestorage, noun Unabridged
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  • Another rough frame shed of about the same size is needed for the storage of tools, oils and supplies.

  • Harwood would have a storage problem on his hands in a day or so.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • Looks like they're firing at the main jets, but they've ripped open three storage holds, too.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • Late infections may not show at picking time, but develop on the fruit in storage.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
  • A house is usually healthier if the cellar is not used for storage.

British Dictionary definitions for storage


the act of storing or the state of being stored
space or area reserved for storing
a charge made for storing
  1. the act or process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape, disk, etc
  2. (as modifier): a storage device, storage capacity
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Word Origin and History for storage

1610s, from store (v.) + -age.

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storage in Medicine

storage stor·age (stôr'ĭj)
The second of three stages in the memory process, involving mental processes associated with retention of stimuli that have been registered and modified by encoding.

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in cold storage

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with storage


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