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warehouse

[ noun wair-hous; verb wair-houz, -hous ]
/ noun ˈwɛərˌhaʊs; verb ˈwɛərˌhaʊz, -ˌhaʊs /
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noun, plural ware·hous·es [wair-hou-ziz]. /ˈwɛərˌhaʊ zɪz/.

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.

verb (used with object), ware·housed [wair-houzd], /ˈwɛərˌhaʊzd/, ware·hous·ing [wair-hou-zing]. /ˈwɛərˌhaʊ zɪŋ/.

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Origin of warehouse

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at ware1, house

OTHER WORDS FROM warehouse

min·i·ware·house, noun
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warehouse

noun (ˈwɛəˌhaʊs)

a place where goods are stored prior to their use, distribution, or sale
mainly British a large commercial, esp wholesale, establishment

verb (ˈwɛəˌhaʊz, -ˌhaʊs)

(tr) to store or place in a warehouse, esp a bonded warehouse
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