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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The place has a saltwater pool, a children’s craft tent, and a general store with s’mores supplies. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "10 Amazing Glamping Spots in North America," 6 June 2019 Once upon a time, in a small town called Pawhuska, Ree Drummond decided to buy an old boardinghouse down the street from her Mercantile general store, and transform it into a lodge. Southern Living, "We Seriously Can't Wait to Stay at Ree Drummond's Pawhuska Hotel," 13 Feb. 2018 The village includes a replica of an 1890’s general store, display barn, events barn, workshop, farm stand, hearse barn, homes, a church and now, a schoolhouse. cleveland.com, "Frostville Museum reflects life in the 19th century: Olmsted Dates and Data," 28 June 2019 During the gold boom, from 1869 to 1879, the town had four general stores, six hotels, two stage lines to San Diego and a dozen saloons. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Julian: Apple pie and the Old West bring visitors to this mountain town," 28 June 2019 The town's dirt roads lead to a small wooden general store that sells homemade fudge and a two-story saloon that's operated since 1904. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "This Arizona school has just one student. Here's what her day is like.," 12 June 2019 In each of the five schools an extra room — sometimes a storage room — has been transformed into a general store where everything is free to needy families and students. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, "How a nonprofit turned Baltimore County school storage rooms into a free general store for students in need," 11 June 2019 Designed by Ronen Lev, the pop-up space meshes the charming curation of a New England general store with the beachy interiors of a warm weather residence. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Goop's New Nantucket Store Looks Like the Ideal Summer Home," 28 May 2019 Meanwhile, all that urban sprawl is causing structures around the world—churches, inns, and general stores included—to go up for sale. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Tired of Your One-Bedroom? You Can Own This Entire Town For Less Than A U.S. Home," 17 May 2019

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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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