an establishment where merchandise is sold, usually on a retail basis.
a grocery: We need bread and milk from the store.
a stall, room, floor, or building housing or suitable for housing a retail business.
a supply or stock of something, especially one for future use.
stores, supplies of food, clothing, or other requisites, as for a household, inn, or naval or military forces.
Chiefly British. a storehouse or warehouse.
quantity, especially great quantity; abundance, or plenty: a rich store of grain.
to supply or stock with something, as for future use.
to accumulate or put away, for future use (usually followed by up or away).
to deposit in a storehouse, warehouse, or other place for keeping.
Computers. to put or retain (data) in a memory unit.
to take in or hold supplies, goods, or articles, as for future use.
to remain fresh and usable for considerable time on being stored: Flour stores well.
bought from a store; commercial: a loaf of store bread.
Idioms about store
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.
set / lay store by, to have high regard for; value; esteem: She sets great store by good character.
- storer, noun
- o·ver·store, verb, o·ver·stored, o·ver·stor·ing.
- substore, noun
- well-stored, adjective
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How to use store in a sentence
Pfizer has told health officials that the vaccine can be stored in special shipping containers that are recharged with dry ice for 15 days and stay refrigerated for another five days after thawing, Seetoo says.Here’s why COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer’s need to be kept so cold | Tina Hesman Saey | November 20, 2020 | Science News
The EPA will actually pull products off store shelves to test them.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider. | Sarah Kaplan | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Last year, Home Depot created gifting areas in its stores and doubled down on home decor items.How Lowe’s and Home Depot plan to keep growing even after the COVID home improvement boom | Phil Wahba | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
Burlington was hit less hard than some brick-and-mortar retailers because many of its stores are in stand-alone locations, not malls, and were able to reopen early.
Fortnite was among the most popular free games in Apple’s iPhone app store until August.Nvidia plans to bring Fortnite back to the iPhone despite Apple ban | Aaron Pressman | November 19, 2020 | Fortune
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.
And all the household cleaning chemicals and medications need to be inaccessibly and securely stored.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R. | Russell Saunders | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
My memory is well stored, but unfortunately I have never kept a diary or commonplace book of any kind.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
This limitation related, so a court decided, to loss resulting from the nature of the things stored.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
This, when obtained, had to be carefully stored away until such time as it might be required for immediate use.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
In the end, the Company's tea was seized by the Collector and stored in the vaults under the Exchange.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
Her ardor stimulated their zeal, and her well-stored mind and fascinating conversational eloquence guided their councils.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for store
(tr) to keep, set aside, or accumulate for future use
(tr) to place in a warehouse, depository, etc, for safekeeping
(tr) to supply, provide, or stock
(intr) to be put into storage
computing to enter or retain (information) in a storage device
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
short for department store
a storage place such as a warehouse or depository
(in combination): storeman
the state of being stored (esp in the phrase in store)
a large amount or quantity
computing, mainly British another name for memory (def. 7)
Also called: store pig a pig that has not yet been weaned and weighs less than 40 kg
an animal bought lean to be fattened up for market
(as modifier): store cattle
in store forthcoming or imminent
lay store by, put store by or set store by to value or reckon as important
- See also stores
- storable, adjective
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Other Idioms and Phrases with store
see in store; mind the store; set store by; variety store.
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