- a building, or a part of one, for the storage of goods, merchandise, etc.
- British. a large retail store.
- a building, or a part of one, in which wholesalers keep large stocks of merchandise, which they display and sell to retailers.
- to place, deposit, or store in a warehouse.
- to set aside or accumulate, as for future use.
- to place in a government or bonded warehouse, to be kept until duties are paid.
- Informal. to confine (the mentally ill) to large institutions for long-term custodial care.
Origin of warehouse
Related Words for warehousebin, shed, repository, stockpile, depository, depot, establishment, store, barn, storehouse, stockroom
Examples from the Web for warehouse
Contemporary Examples of warehouse
But much of that gear went missing from the warehouse before the Kiev unit ever saw action.Corruption Eats Away at Ukraine Military
October 21, 2014
The school itself could easily be mistaken for a warehouse or a big box national retail chain.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
August 31, 2014
The next step was to steal one of the six pound tuna cans from the warehouse.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison
June 21, 2014
Warehouse farms might be the answer to the global food crisis.America’s Next Agricultural Revolution Will Happen Indoors
April 26, 2014
I worked in a warehouse packing surf supplies, a restaurant washing dishes, in retail, and I was a “sandwich artist” at Subway.Margot Robbie on ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and the Perils of Having Sex On Top of a Pile of Cash
January 8, 2014
Historical Examples of warehouse
A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership.The Devil's Dictionary
He was at the warehouse with the earliest clerk and left it with the latest.Cleveland Past and Present
Then I promptly forgot all about her and ran off into a warehouse where the gang had gone to slide.
My father's warehouse, too, lost its mystery as I grew older.
As I drudged on down there in the warehouse, my bitterness became an obsession.
- a place where goods are stored prior to their use, distribution, or sale
- See bonded warehouse
- mainly British a large commercial, esp wholesale, establishment
- (tr) to store or place in a warehouse, esp a bonded warehouse
Word Origin and History for warehouse
1799, from warehouse (n.). In the colloquial sense from 1972. Related: Warehoused; warehousing.