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
Related formsstor·er, nouno·ver·store, verb, o·ver·stored, o·ver·stor·ing.sub·store, nounwell-stored, adjective
Examples from the Web for 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?|Niqash|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Anna Nemtsova|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Sharon Adarlo|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You know, looking after the stores and all that sort of thing.The War-Workers|E.M. Delafield
His stores of oatmeal were brought out, kine were slaughtered; and a rude and hasty meal was set before the numerous guests.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Here came great fleets of junks from China laden with stores.A History of the Philippines|David P. Barrows
The next place, a village of perhaps twenty or thirty houses and half a dozen stores, was soon reached.Young Auctioneers|Edward Stratemeyer
So long as the stores were carried in the boats, the Indians had been cheerful and docile, and easy to manage.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado|Frank Aubrey
British Dictionary definitions for stores (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for stores (2 of 2)
- 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
Derived Formsstorable, adjective
Word Origin for store
Idioms and Phrases with stores
see in store; mind the store; set store by; variety store.