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 storesstock, box, magazine, depot, bank, shop, emporium, boutique, outlet, market, supermarket, deli, showroom, drugstore, save, hoard, hide, stash, freeze, accumulate
Examples from the Web for stores
Contemporary Examples of stores
But when he saw that all his neighbours were also heading to the stores for stocks, he changed his mind.Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?
December 27, 2014
But the increasing number of fraudsters bringing back wares to stores to make an illicit killing has become impossible to ignore.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks
December 19, 2014
On Thursday, Russian bloggers published pictures of empty shelves in stores that once sold electric goods.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug
December 18, 2014
One of the stores Pragnell is referring to is Bodega Mi Amiga, a veritable institution on Via Porras in downtown Panama City.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
Looters and vandals damaged more than a dozen stores and businesses in Oakland, Calif., news reports said.This Week's Riots Are Part of America's Long History of Racial Rage
November 29, 2014
Historical Examples of stores
All our stores and equipment were carried across in the boats.
"I pay them the same as the other stores do," he repeated, sullenly.Within the Law
We captured an immense amount of these stores, a portion of which we carried away.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Genoese and Venetian traders came with their stores of Eastern goods.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
Thats all we needa house one side and stores the other, with a wall and two bastions.The Field of Ice
- 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.