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
SYNONYMS FOR store
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 (1 of 2)

in-store

adjective

available or taking place within a supermarket or other large shopin-store banking facilities

British Dictionary definitions for in-store (2 of 2)

store

/ (stɔː) /

verb


noun

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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Idioms and Phrases with in-store

store

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


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