warehousing

[wair-hou-zing]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of a person or company that warehouses something.
  2. the pledging as security, to a commercial bank, of a long-term mortgage for a short-term loan.

Origin of warehousing

First recorded in 1785–95; warehouse + -ing1

warehouse

[noun wair-hous; verb wair-houz, -hous]
noun, plural ware·hous·es [wair-hou-ziz] /ˈwɛərˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a building, or a part of one, for the storage of goods, merchandise, etc.
  2. British. a large retail store.
  3. 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/.
  1. to place, deposit, or store in a warehouse.
  2. to set aside or accumulate, as for future use.
  3. to place in a government or bonded warehouse, to be kept until duties are paid.
  4. Informal. to confine (the mentally ill) to large institutions for long-term custodial care.

Origin of warehouse

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at ware1, house
Related formsmin·i·ware·house, noun
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Contemporary Examples of warehousing

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Historical Examples of warehousing


British Dictionary definitions for warehousing

warehousing

noun
  1. stock exchange an attempt to maintain the price of a company's shares or to gain a significant stake in a company without revealing the true identity of the purchaser. Shares are purchased through an insurance company, a unit trust, or nominees

warehouse

noun (ˈwɛəˌhaʊs)
  1. a place where goods are stored prior to their use, distribution, or sale
  2. See bonded warehouse
  3. mainly British a large commercial, esp wholesale, establishment
verb (ˈwɛəˌhaʊz, -ˌhaʊs)
  1. (tr) to store or place in a warehouse, esp a bonded warehouse
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Word Origin and History for warehousing

warehouse

n.

mid-14c., from ware (n.) + house. Cf. Dutch warenhuis, German warenhaus. Meaning "large impersonal institution" is American English colloquial, first attested 1970.

warehouse

v.

1799, from warehouse (n.). In the colloquial sense from 1972. Related: Warehoused; warehousing.

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