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[stawr-hous, stohr-] /ˈstɔrˌhaʊs, ˈstoʊr-/
noun, plural storehouses
[stawr-hou-ziz, stohr-] /ˈstɔrˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈstoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
a building in which things are stored.
any repository or source of abundant supplies, as of facts or knowledge.
Origin of storehouse
First recorded in 1300-50, storehouse is from the Middle English word storhous. See store, house
1. warehouse, depot. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Seizing Taffy by the hand, he led him into what was the storehouse of the cave.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • The ell is used as a kitchen, dining-room and storehouse combined.

  • The mansion had once on a time been the storehouse of the vanished Abbey.

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • There were besides a blacksmith shop, a storehouse, and a shed for carts.

    The Land of the Long Night Paul du Chaillu
  • In the castle there is a great chamber, and a hall, but no storehouse for ammunition.

  • Do you know whether there are any pistols in the storehouse, Monsieur Bonchamp?

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • The storehouse for the seeds they call the 'ovary,' from the Latin ovum, an egg.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin
  • "I'll have to trouble you to come with me to the quartermaster's storehouse," said he.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • When she had said this she left her mother and hastened to the storehouse on the hill.

British Dictionary definitions for storehouse


a place where things are stored
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for storehouse

mid-14c., from store (n.) + house (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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