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
We don’t normally store vaccines at that temperature, so that definitely is a challenge.Here’s why COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer’s need to be kept so cold | Tina Hesman Saey | November 20, 2020 | Science News
It’s a lot to keep in mind when you’re standing in the aisle at the pharmacy or grocery store, Bateman acknowledged.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider. | Sarah Kaplan | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
The neighborhood is also home to the Fourth Street Shopping District offering up high-end, brand name stores in a concentrated area.Berkeley: A City That Fights for the Rights of All | LGBTQ-Editor | November 20, 2020 | No Straight News
For McAlpin, seeing people crowd inside restaurants and stores this fall was jarring.Maryland and Virginia nursing homes battle explosive covid-19 outbreaks — again | Rebecca Tan, Rachel Chason | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
They had no idea it would turn into a movement of more than 100 people in their small town, baking and delivering cookies each week to essential workers at hospitals, fire departments and grocery stores.It started as a macho bake-off between dads. Months later, they’ve delivered 15,000 cookies to essential workers. | Sydney Page | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The steamer trunks under the windows are for storing toys and for dressing up clothes.
The garage keeper when storing a car for another for compensation must exercise reasonable care and prudence.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
His eyebrows were drawn down, as if the process of storing up eyesight for his old age was somewhat laborious.With Edged Tools | Henry Seton Merriman
It is frequently desired to have some handy place for storing valuables where there is but little chance of discovering them.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
She was storing learning in the undefiled reservoir of her mind, to be found like unexpected jewels by some hand in after time.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek | George W. Ogden
It is a very simple and expeditious way of storing the logs.Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
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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