[ stawr-ij, stohr- ]
/ ˈstɔr ɪdʒ, ˈstoʊr- /


the act of storing; state or fact of being stored: All my furniture is in storage.
capacity or space for storing.
a place, as a room or building, for storing.
Computers. memory(def 11).
the price charged for storing goods.

Nearby words

  1. stops,
  2. stopt,
  3. stopwatch,
  4. stopword,
  5. storable,
  6. storage battery,
  7. storage capacity,
  8. storage cell,
  9. storage device,
  10. storage disease

Origin of storage

First recorded in 1605–15; store + -age

Related formsnon·stor·age, nounpre·stor·age, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for storage


/ (ˈstɔːrɪdʒ) /


the act of storing or the state of being stored
space or area reserved for storing
a charge made for storing
  1. the act or process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape, disk, etc
  2. (as modifier)a storage device; storage capacity
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Word Origin and History for storage



1610s, from store (v.) + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for storage


[ stôrĭj ]


The second of three stages in the memory process, involving mental processes associated with retention of stimuli that have been registered and modified by encoding.

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Idioms and Phrases with storage


see in cold storage.

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