warehousing

[ wair-hou-zing ]
/ ˈwɛərˌhaʊ zɪŋ /

noun

an act or instance of a person or company that warehouses something.
the pledging as security, to a commercial bank, of a long-term mortgage for a short-term loan.

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Origin of warehousing

First recorded in 1785–95; warehouse + -ing1

Definition for warehousing (2 of 2)

warehouse
[ noun wair-hous; verb wair-houz, -hous ]
/ noun ˈwɛərˌhaʊs; verb ˈwɛərˌhaʊz, -ˌhaʊs /

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/.

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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British Dictionary definitions for warehousing (1 of 2)

warehousing
/ (ˈwɛəˌhaʊzɪŋ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for warehousing (2 of 2)

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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