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
Related Words for storestock, box, magazine, depot, bank, shop, emporium, boutique, outlet, market, supermarket, deli, showroom, drugstore, save, hoard, hide, stash, freeze, accumulate
Examples from the Web for store
Contemporary Examples of store
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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.
Historical Examples of store
No; I left him here, while I went to the store for a new hatchet.
Stepping into the store, he attracted the attention of the proprietor.
"You are trifling, Smithson," the owner of the store exclaimed, in high exasperation.
Mary regarded the owner of the store with grave questioning in her violet eyes.
What has all this to do with the question of theft in the 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
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.