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.
- min·i·ware·house, noun
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How to use warehouse in a sentence
You don’t want to start coming up with a plan when the vaccine is sitting in a warehouse.What would it actually take to have a COVID-19 vaccine by November? | Kate Baggaley | September 4, 2020 | Popular-Science
When the mortgage is funded, the paper records get boxed, stamped with a bar code, and go into the lender’s warehouse.First he took energy trading and the NYSE electronic. Now Jeff Sprecher of ICE shares his plans to digitize your mortgage | Shawn Tully | September 2, 2020 | Fortune
The purpose of hanging phones in trees is to trick Amazon’s dispatch mechanism into believing the drivers are closer to a warehouse or store than they really are.The bizarre reason Amazon drivers are hanging phones in trees near Whole Foods | Jeff | September 1, 2020 | Fortune
Amazon and its warehouse workers have a history of clashing.After public outcry, Amazon deletes listings for 2 intelligence jobs that involved tracking ‘labor organizing threats’ | rhhackettfortune | September 1, 2020 | Fortune
The reason that e-commerce is so expensive, he said, is because of the warehouse costs and the costs of human labor, which also has a lot of inefficiencies.‘E-commerce is expensive’: How invisible technology and infrastructure overhauls will save retail | Kayleigh Barber | August 31, 2020 | Digiday
Even public-service lawyering jobs, while underpaid for the field, still pay better than low-wage warehouse labor.
But much of that gear went missing from the warehouse before the Kiev unit ever saw action.
Because, for me, the idea of the regal Diane in the ratty warehouse digs is positively tantalizing.‘The Good Wife’ Creators on the Premiere’s Big Cary Twist, Will’s Death, and More | Kevin Fallon | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Robert Silverman | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The revitalized warehouse district extends from NW 20th Street to NW 36th Street, from North Miami Avenue to NW 3rd.Adventures in Miami’s Coolest South Beach Alternative | The Daily Beast | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The duty on this would amount to about 150, and this has to be paid before the tobacco is removed from the bonded warehouse.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
When they are ready they hasten in a crowd to the warehouse, where they have entered into a contract beforehand.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
In 1849, he had a warehouse in York, and owned ten first-rate merchandise cars on the Road, doing a fine business.
His clothes are made of the finest materials; but are those same materials less fine in the warehouse or in the whole piece?The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
Finally, I came to the rear of the vacant warehouse, satisfied that I had arrived unseen.
British Dictionary definitions for warehouse
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
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