Nearby words

  1. storage ring,
  2. storage tube,
  3. storage wall,
  4. storax,
  5. storax family,
  6. store and forward,
  7. store brand,
  8. store bælt,
  9. store card,
  10. store of value

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

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 stored

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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Word Origin and History for stored
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Idioms and Phrases with stored

store

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

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