general store

noun

Definition of general store

: a retail store located usually in a small or rural community that carries a wide variety of goods including groceries but is not divided into departments

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Almost all of the town's buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places; be sure to drop in at the 1886-era general store F.H. Gillingham & Sons for some souvenir maple candy. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Towns in America," 21 Sep. 2018 The snack bar will be a Dari-Dip, operated by Kevin Coppinger, who owns the Dari-Dip in Portage, and the general store will be run by Coppinger as well, Williams said. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Indiana Dunes State Park renovation plans and timetable announced," 3 Feb. 2018 Another of Vater's boxes came from Lehman's Hardware, an online version of an old-time general store. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Overland Park man was looking for an ‘easy job.’ He found a scam with ties to Russia," 30 May 2018 She and her husband, actor Hugh Franklin, had just moved back to Manhattan after an aborted experiment in downsizing by running a general store in rural Connecticut. Steve Hendrix, chicagotribune.com, "Publishers hated 'A Wrinkle in Time,' and Madeleine L'Engle never forgot the rejections," 13 Mar. 2018 She and her husband, actor Hugh Franklin, had just moved back to Manhattan after an aborted experiment in downsizing by running a general store in rural Connecticut. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "Publishers hated ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ Madeleine L’Engle never forgot the rejections.," 10 Mar. 2018 Then there was the early-1900s cabinet from an old general store. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Spending Big Bucks to Make a New House Look Old," 18 Oct. 2018 Unless the nation, known for cheap beach holidays, can come up with another $1 billion for a next phase, the four-lane roadway will terminate in a valley of 100 farmers and a general store. James T. Areddy, WSJ, "Trophy Infrastructure, Troublesome Debt: China Makes Inroads in Europe," 5 Nov. 2018 Paul DeSantis has run a general store just outside the park for 30 years. Marc Vartabedian, WSJ, "Wildfire Drives Tourists From Yosemite, Takes Local Economy With It," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of general store

1827, in the meaning defined above

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general store

noun

English Language Learners Definition of general store

: a store usually in a small town that sells many different things including groceries

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