verb (used with object), stored, stor·ing.
verb (used without object), stored, stor·ing.
- in readiness or reserve.
- about to happen; imminent: There is a great deal of trouble in store for them if they persist in their ways.
Origin of store
British Dictionary definitions for in store
- an establishment for the retail sale of goods and services
- (in combination)storefront
- a large supply or stock kept for future use
- (as modifier)store ship
- a storage place such as a warehouse or depository
- (in combination)storeman
- an animal bought lean to be fattened up for market
- (as modifier)store cattle
Word Origin for store
Idioms and Phrases with in store (1 of 2)
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]
in store for. Forthcoming for, awaiting, as in There's trouble in store for you. [Mid-1600s]
Idioms and Phrases with in store (2 of 2)
see in store; mind the store; set store by; variety store.