general store


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

Examples of general store in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With no movie theater or downtown, a general store serves as the social hub. Catherine Porter, New York Times, "Drawn From Poverty: Art Was Supposed to Save Canada’s Inuit. It Hasn’t.," 20 Oct. 2019 Built in 1901, the general store once served as a town post office and gas station. Washington Post, "General store in Maryland gets new life after renovation and archaeological find," 19 Oct. 2019 Owls are an ancient Mesoamerican symbol for the dangers of the night, plus a modern logo for Sanborn’s, a cheery restaurant chain that’s a kind of Mexican Denny’s plus general store. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Lari Pittman’s extraordinary ‘Declaration of Independence’ at the Hammer Museum," 7 Oct. 2019 This farm, about 13 miles south of St. Cloud, features two mazes, a pumpkin patch and general store, kids’ activities, combine harvester rides, vendors, pony rides and more. Patrick Connolly,, "A guide to pumpkin patches and fall mazes near Orlando," 16 Sep. 2019 There’s also a kid’s play area, saltwater pool, general store, yard games, kayak and bike rentals, and special programs, like burgers and live music on Saturday and ice cream sundaes and bingo on Sunday. Pamela Wright,, "5 easy New England getaways before summer ends," 6 Aug. 2019 At her Pawhuska, Oklahoma general store, The Pioneer Woman Mercantile. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Where Ree Drummond Buys Her Bold, Beautiful "Blousy Tops"," 31 July 2019 Barry Morrison is general manager of S.O.S. Value-Mart, a general store in Kake, and Trading Union, a store in Petersburg. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "As strike continues, ferry service stoppage has a big impact on Southeast Alaska communities," 26 July 2019 Molly helps her mom and dad run the Denali Trading Post, a general store, bunkhouse and transport hub. Darcel Rockett,, "Molly of Denali brings representation of Alaskan Natives to the mainstream," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of general store

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of general store was in 1827

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2 Dec 2019

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“General store.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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