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 storing
Unfortunately, the site was storing all the “private” Snapchats on a web server, along with the usernames of senders.‘The Snappening’ Is Real: 90,000 Private Photos and 9,000 Hacked Snapchat Videos Leak Online|Marlow Stern|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One fundamental question that Taser declined to answer: What happens when a federal agency wants access to evidence it is storing?Your Arrest Video Is Going Online. Who Will See It?|Jacob Siegel|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, Hamas is firing rockets from residential areas and storing weapons caches in schools.Why I’m Against Hamas, Against What Israel Is Doing, and For Judaism|Sally Kohn|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He thinks the more than 1,000 tons of seeds he was storing are lost.Ukraine Families Flee Into the Forest to Escape Brutal Fighting in Sloviansk|Yusuf Sayman|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The steamer trunks under the windows are for storing toys and for dressing up clothes.
Language was among such means and became even more effective when a medium for storing and disseminating-writing-was established.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
I am successful in storing apples in bulk in a cellar, and find Winesap and Missouri Pippin keep best.The Apple|Various
At the other side of the hall were several long wooden drinking-troughs, which were used for the storing of pikes and scythes.Micah Clarke|Arthur Conan Doyle
Note the need of fireplaces, of screened windows and doors, and provision for storing food.Woman's Club Work and Programs|Caroline French Benton
In our flat we did not think of such a thing as storing the coal in the bathtub.The Promised Land|Mary Antin
- 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.