Nearby words

  1. storage ring,
  2. storage tube,
  3. storage wall,
  4. storax,
  5. storax family,
  6. store and forward,
  7. store brand,
  8. store bælt,
  9. store card,
  10. store of value

Idioms

    in store,
    1. in readiness or reserve.
    2. about to happen; imminent: There is a great deal of trouble in store for them if they persist in their ways.
    set/lay store by, to have high regard for; value; esteem: She sets great store by good character.

Origin of store

1225–75; (v.) Middle English storen, aphetic variant of astoren < Old French estorer < Latin instaurāre to set up, renew, equivalent to in- in-2 + staur- (akin to Greek staurós across and to steer1) + -āre infinitive suffix; (noun) Middle English, aphetic variant of astore < Old French estore, derivative of estorer

Related formsstor·er, nouno·ver·store, verb, o·ver·stored, o·ver·stor·ing.sub·store, nounwell-stored, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for in store

store

verb

(tr) to keep, set aside, or accumulate for future use
(tr) to place in a warehouse, depository, etc, for safekeeping
(tr) to supply, provide, or stock
(intr) to be put into storage
computing to enter or retain (information) in a storage device

noun

  1. an establishment for the retail sale of goods and services
  2. (in combination)storefront
  1. a large supply or stock kept for future use
  2. (as modifier)store ship
  1. a storage place such as a warehouse or depository
  2. (in combination)storeman
the state of being stored (esp in the phrase in store)
a large amount or quantity
computing, mainly British another name for memory (def. 7)
Also called: store pig a pig that has not yet been weaned and weighs less than 40 kg
  1. an animal bought lean to be fattened up for market
  2. (as modifier)store cattle
in store forthcoming or imminent
lay store by, put store by or set store by to value or reckon as important
See also stores

Derived Formsstorable, adjective

Word Origin for store

C13: from Old French estor, from estorer to restore, from Latin instaurāre to refresh; related to Greek stauros stake

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Word Origin and History for in store
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Idioms and Phrases with in store

in store

1

In readiness, in preparation for future use, as in I'm keeping several videos in store for your visit. Edmund Spenser used this idiom in The Faerie Queene (1590): “Then for her son . . . In her own hand the crown she kept in store.” [1300s]

2

in store for. Forthcoming for, awaiting, as in There's trouble in store for you. [Mid-1600s]

store

see in store; mind the store; set store by; variety store.

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