- 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.
- in 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.
Origin of store
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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
October 13, 2014
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?
September 11, 2014
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
July 25, 2014
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
June 10, 2014
The steamer trunks under the windows are for storing toys and for dressing up clothes.OMG I Want That ...Nursery (Royal Edition)
May 9, 2013
What precautions should be observed in the storing of dried foods?Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
We are storing them for him and for my sister, who is abroad.Howards End
E. M. Forster
This right of hospitality, however, does not extend to storing grapes.Laws
Sometimes the house is a combination one for packing and storing.
The commercial grape-grower must have a house for packing and storing.
- (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
Word Origin and History for storing
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).
Idioms and Phrases with storing
see in store; mind the store; set store by; variety store.