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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

stored

storing

  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 and Etymology 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

stored

storing

  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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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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