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[stawr-room, -roo m, stohr-] /ˈstɔrˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈstoʊr-/
a room in which stores are kept.
room or space for storage.
Origin of storeroom
First recorded in 1740-50; store + room
Related forms
substoreroom, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He walked quickly through the passageways of the ship until he came to the storeroom hatch.

    The Space Pioneers Carey Rockwell
  • "I'm going to the storeroom to get Grandpa some apples," said Hortense.

  • Joe Hawkridge had learned of the storeroom through helping the steward hoist out a barrel of pork.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • In spite of her dislike of the man Joan had no hesitation in passing into the storeroom.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • That night an indignation meeting was held in a large building formerly used as a storeroom.

  • He told of its final discovery in the secret box of the storeroom on the Nettie.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • She spent the entire day going through the storeroom and linen closets, and running her fingers over things for dust.

    When a Man Marries Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It was a storeroom for broken chairs and rusty utensils and dried apples.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • It was very dark in the storeroom; it was dark out of doors.

    Between Whiles Helen Hunt Jackson
  • No,—the table wasn't set, but in the storeroom there was plenty of food.

British Dictionary definitions for storeroom


/ˈstɔːˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room in which things are stored
room for storing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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