Definition of storage
2a : the act of storing : the state of being stored; especially : the safekeeping of goods in a depository (such as a warehouse)b : the price charged for keeping goods in a storehouse
3 : the production by means of electric energy of chemical reactions that when allowed to reverse themselves generate electricity again without serious loss
Examples of storage in a Sentence
Her new house is much smaller, so she had to rent additional storage.
We need to get our furniture out of storage.
the body's storage of fat
the storage of nuclear waste
Recent Examples of storage from the Web
U.S. crude exports and refinery inputs advance to records Gas-guzzling is hot again as demand hits highest level ever There’s a loud sucking sound coming from the depths of oil storage tanks across the United States.
Residents can take up to three bags or boxes of document, each equivalent in size to a standard file storage box, for shredding.
Schwartz said the rising level of concern over the commission’s permit prompted commissioners to schedule a follow-up meeting for residents to register their thoughts about the waste-storage plan.
The rear dry storage area also stored four dry hard droppings.
Before fleeing Vienna on Aug. 30, 1938, the Grafs left their property in Austria with Schenker & Co., a storage firm.
In 1952, the Roundhouse was converted into a cold storage warehouse and a rectangular warehouse was built adjacent to it.
UkeHut instruments are grouped by size along the walls and are tucked into storage spaces.
The festival provides a package storage and pickup area.
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First Known Use of storage
STORAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of storage for English Language Learners
: space where you put things when they are not being used
: the state of being kept in a place when not being used : the state of being stored somewhere
: the act of putting something that is not being used in a place where it is available, where it can be kept safely, etc. : the act of storing something
STORAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of storage for Students
1 : space or a place for putting things for future use or for safekeeping The house has plenty of storage.
2 : the act of putting things somewhere especially for future use : the state of being stored The boat is in storage until the spring.
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