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[ stawr-ij, stohr- ]


  1. the act of storing; state or fact of being stored:

    All my furniture is in storage.

  2. capacity or space for storing.
  3. a place, as a room or building, for storing.
  4. Computers. memory ( def 11 ).
  5. the price charged for storing goods.


/ ˈstɔːrɪdʒ /


  1. the act of storing or the state of being stored
  2. space or area reserved for storing
  3. a charge made for storing
  4. computing
    1. the act or process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape, disk, etc
    2. ( as modifier )

      storage capacity

      a storage device

“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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  • non·storage noun
  • pre·storage noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of storage1

First recorded in 1605–15; store + -age
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Idioms and Phrases

see in cold storage .
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Example Sentences

These nifty backpacks come with built-in batteries to charge your phone while offering the storage capacity and durability of regular backpacks.

It also has typical smartwatch features like call answering, built-in storage for holding your music, Bluetooth, and the ability to answer calls and texts as long as it’s connected to an Android phone.

Earlier this year, a standoff between Russia and Saudi Arabia forced oil prices to tank below zero for the first time in history, and producers were forced to pay to sell their oil as storage space became expensive.

From Ozy

To Amazon, it was simply more important to keep funneling orders into its own storage and delivery system.

From Fortune

In 2017, Filecoin’s parent company raised $205 million to build a new type of digital storage network.

From Fortune

Storage containers hold a treasure trove of mascara, lipstick, blush, and other makeup.

A storage building became a ghostly concrete frame lit bright orange.

With a rescue plan in place and a five-year, $4.9 million contract between Phoenix and the CDC, the planes went into storage.

Having spent 11 hours in cold storage, she began moving around within her body bag, where mortuary staff found her alive and well.

Skinny tie tells me that it was found in a storage locker in 2011 and auctioned for $2.1 million.

A bailee who was a cold storage keeper, stated in his receipt "all damage to property is at the owner's risk."

Even the storage of gasoline in suitable tanks set down in the earth is not a nuisance.

A garage keeper is generally allowed a lien on an automobile for storage and repairs.

McKettrick looked like a man who had come out of a warm bath into a cold-storage room.

The Bell and Tainter machine was operated by a storage battery and this was an inconvenient and expensive form of power.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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