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
Synonyms for store
Examples from the Web for store
It's nothing for someone to walk up to me in the store or at a restaurant and ask for an autograph or speak to me.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And lo, Snowballs—underpants which can hold a flexible gel pack that you store in the freezer—was born.Men, Ice Your Balls To Make Babies—and Other Male Fertility Fixes|Tom Sykes|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you need to store the bottle in the fridge, let it warm up for a few minutes on the counter before serving.
This return scam involved purchasing broken electronics off the auction site and then buying new items off store shelves.
They would go to the store with a repackaged and shrink-wrapped broken item inside a new box and return it for full value.
Carlier said to Kayerts in a careless tone: "I say, chief, I might just as well give him a lift with this lot into the store."Tales of Unrest|Joseph Conrad
If a man will not pay his store bills you cannot expect him to pay his doctor.How to Collect a Doctor Bill|Frank P. Davis
I forgot my flowers, walked in slowly and sadly and carried in two lanterns to store in the shed chamber.Adopting An Abandoned Farm|Kate Sanborn
I myself would have made light of it had I known what was still in store for the Esmeralda and her company.The Crack of Doom|Robert Cromie
Come to my store—you know where it is—yonder in the new two-storied house.Armenian Literature|Anonymous
- 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
mid-13c., "to supply or stock," from Old French estorer "erect, furnish, store," from Latin instaurare "restore," from in- "in" + -staurare, from a noun cognate with Greek stauros "pole, stake" (see steer (v.)). The meaning "to keep in store for future use" (1550s) probably is a back-formation from store (n.).
c.1300, "that with which a household, camp, etc. is stored," from store (v.). Sense of "sufficient supply (of anything)" is attested from late 15c. The meaning "place where goods are kept for sale" is first recorded 1721 in American English (British prefers shop). Stores "articles and equipment for an army" is from 1630s. In store "laid up for future use" (also of events, etc.) is recorded from late 14c. Store-bought is attested from 1952, American English; earlier store-boughten (1883).
see in store; mind the store; set store by; variety store.