transitive verb \ˈstr\

: to put (something that is not being used) in a place where it is available, where it can be kept safely, etc.

: to collect and put (something) into one location for future use

: to place (information) in a person's memory or a computer's memory


Full Definition of STORE

:  lay away, accumulate <store vegetables for winter use> <an organism that absorbs and stores DDT>
:  furnish, supply; especially :  to stock against a future time <store a ship with provisions>
:  to place or leave in a location (as a warehouse, library, or computer memory) for preservation or later use or disposal
:  to provide storage room for :  hold <elevators for storing surplus wheat>
stor·able \ˈstr-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of STORE

  1. I stored my furniture until I found a new apartment.
  2. She stores her jewels in a safe.
  3. The wine should be stored at room temperature.
  4. The solar panels store energy.
  5. They're studying how our brains store memories.

Origin of STORE

Middle English, from Anglo-French estorer to establish, restore, supply, from Latin instaurare to resume, restore
First Known Use: 13th century



: a building or room where things are sold

: a large building in which something is kept for future use

: a large amount or supply of something that is kept for future use

Full Definition of STORE

a :  something that is stored or kept for future use
b plural :  articles (as of food) accumulated for some specific object and drawn upon as needed :  stock, supplies
c :  something that is accumulated
d :  a source from which things may be drawn as needed :  a reserve fund
:  storage —usually used with in <when placing eggs in storeDublin Sunday Independent>
:  value, importance <set great store by a partner's opinion>
:  a large quantity, supply, or number :  abundance
a :  storehouse, warehouse
b chiefly British :  memory 4
:  a business establishment where usually diversified goods are kept for retail sale <a grocery store> — compare shop
in store
:  in readiness :  in preparation <there's a surprise in store for you>

Examples of STORE

  1. I'm going to the store to buy groceries.
  2. The stores are always crowded around the holiday season.

First Known Use of STORE

13th century



Definition of STORE

or stores :  of, relating to, kept in, or used for a store
:  purchased from a store as opposed to being natural or homemade :  manufactured, ready-made <store clothes> <store bread>

Examples of STORE

  1. <preferred homemade bread to store brands>

First Known Use of STORE


Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite


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