- an act or instance of a person or company that warehouses something.
- the pledging as security, to a commercial bank, of a long-term mortgage for a short-term loan.
Origin of warehousing
[noun wair-hous; verb wair-houz, -hous]
- a building, or a part of one, for the storage of goods, merchandise, etc.
- British. a large retail store.
- a building, or a part of one, in which wholesalers keep large stocks of merchandise, which they display and sell to retailers.
- to place, deposit, or store in a warehouse.
- to set aside or accumulate, as for future use.
- to place in a government or bonded warehouse, to be kept until duties are paid.
- Informal. to confine (the mentally ill) to large institutions for long-term custodial care.
Origin of warehouse
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Examples from the Web for warehousing
Jobs in the publishing world will shift away from old-line manufacturing and warehousing to technology, editorial, and creative.Will the Book Survive?
David "Skip" Prichard
July 28, 2010
I see her warehousing three of them, the only varieties, in fact, that I know in my district.More Hunting Wasps
J. Henri Fabre
A deposit with a bank would then be simply a warehousing transaction.Readings in Money and Banking
Chester Arthur Phillips
The warehousing system would enable the importer to watch the market and to select his own time for offering his goods for sale.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler
Compiled by James D. Richardson
Our poor host replied despondently that he was warehousing them for the Heriki.The Cradle of Mankind
Hence in liming, bating, tanning, drying and in warehousing there are increased efforts to make a quicker turnover.Animal Proteins
Hugh Garner Bennett
- stock exchange an attempt to maintain the price of a company's shares or to gain a significant stake in a company without revealing the true identity of the purchaser. Shares are purchased through an insurance company, a unit trust, or nominees
- a place where goods are stored prior to their use, distribution, or sale
- See bonded warehouse
- mainly British a large commercial, esp wholesale, establishment
- (tr) to store or place in a warehouse, esp a bonded warehouse
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Word Origin and History for warehousing
1799, from warehouse (n.). In the colloquial sense from 1972. Related: Warehoused; warehousing.
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