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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Idioms for store

    in store,
    1. in readiness or reserve.
    2. 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.

Origin of store

First recorded in 1225–75; Middle English verb storen, shortening of astoren, from Old French estorer, from Latin instaurāre “to repeat, start over, set up,” equivalent to in- intensive prefix + combining form staur- (akin to Greek staurós “pole, cross” and Old Norse staurr “pole”) + -āre infinitive suffix; noun derived from the verb; see origin at in-2, steer1, restore
storer, nouno·ver·store, verb, o·ver·stored, o·ver·stor·ing.substore, nounwell-stored, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for store

/ (stɔː) /



See also stores
storable, adjective
C13: from Old French estor, from estorer to restore, from Latin instaurāre to refresh; related to Greek stauros stake
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Idioms and Phrases with store


see in store; mind the store; set store by; variety store.

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