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store

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transitive verb, \ˈstȯr\

Simple Definition of store

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of store

storedstoring

  1. 1 :  lay away, accumulate <store vegetables for winter use> <an organism that absorbs and stores DDT>

  2. 2 :  furnish, supply; especially :  to stock against a future time <store a ship with provisions>

  3. 3 :  to place or leave in a location (as a warehouse, library, or computer memory) for preservation or later use or disposal

  4. 4 :  to provide storage room for :  hold <elevators for storing surplus wheat>

storable play \ˈstȯr-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of store in a sentence

  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


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store

noun

Simple Definition of store

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of store

  1. 1a :  something that is stored or kept for future useb plural :  articles (as of food) accumulated for some specific object and drawn upon as needed :  stock, suppliesc :  something that is accumulatedd :  a source from which things may be drawn as needed :  a reserve fund

  2. 2 :  storage —usually used with in <when placing eggs in storeDublin Sunday Independent>

  3. 3 :  value, importance <set great store by a partner's opinion>

  4. 4 :  a large quantity, supply, or number :  abundance

  5. 5a :  storehouse, warehouseb chiefly British :  memory 4

  6. 6 :  a business establishment where usually diversified goods are kept for retail sale <a grocery store> — compare shop

in store
  1. :  in readiness :  in preparation <there's a surprise in store for you>

Examples of store in a sentence

  1. I'm going to the store to buy groceries.

  2. The stores are always crowded around the holiday season.



13th Century

First Known Use of store

13th century


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store

adjective

Definition of store

  1. 1 or stores :  of, relating to, kept in, or used for a store

  2. 2 :  purchased from a store as opposed to being natural or homemade :  manufactured, ready-made <store clothes> <store bread>



Examples of store in a sentence

  1. <preferred homemade bread to store brands>



1574

First Known Use of store

1574



STORE Defined for Kids

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store

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verb \ˈstȯr\

Definition of store for Students

storedstoring

  1. 1 :  to place or leave something in a location (as a warehouse, library, or computer memory) for later use, disposal, or safekeeping <Store the old toys in the attic.>

  2. 2 :  to bring together or collect as a supply <The body stores fat.>

  3. 3 :  to provide with what is needed :  supply <They stored a ship with goods.>




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store

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noun

Definition of store for Students

  1. 1 :  a place where goods are sold :  shop <a candy store>

  2. 2 :  a large quantity, supply, or number <a store of natural resources>

  3. 3 stores plural :  something collected and kept for future use <a ship's stores>

in store
  1. :  1ready 1 <We have a big surprise in store for you.>





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