verb (used with object), stored, stor·ing.
verb (used without object), stored, stor·ing.
- storage ring,
- storage tube,
- storage wall,
- storax family,
- store and forward,
- store brand,
- store bælt,
- store card,
- store of value
- 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
Examples from the Web for stored
Fleeting moments are captured and stored, whether we want them to be or not.
This can also be prepared a few days in advance and stored, covered, in the fridge.
Champagnes are only required to be stored for 15 months before being shipped.
Letters would not be hidden away in bedrooms but stored on cell phones.
Or it can release energy that has been stored up (potentially less expensive).
The memories of the people were stored with short narratives; for a startling tale was not easily forgotten.Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
After the threshing process it is sacked and stored in the fields in which it has grown.Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
Did his Majesty know that powder was stored upon your place, ay, ever so little, he would never be your friend.Sweet Mace|George Manville Fenn
It is first screened in order to separate all foreign matter from it, and then stored in bins.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The old entries were on microfilm, stored on their spools near the reader.Gold in the Sky|Alan Edward Nourse
- 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.