storage

noun
stor·​age | \ ˈstȯr-ij How to pronounce storage (audio) \

Definition of storage

1a : space or a place for storing
b : an amount stored
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

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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
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Phone and tablet storage can often get even more cramped than your laptop. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "Best USB Flash Drives for Storage on the Go," 26 Mar. 2019 Inside, Latimer, who's also the CEO and founder of New Frontier, selected an open floor plan and kept storage out of sight to maximize space. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Tiny Modern Farmhouse Will Convince You to Pare Down Your Life Once and for All," 15 Jan. 2019 Net Power started up a new natural gas plant with carbon capture and storage this year. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Climate and energy news in 2018 actually wasn’t all bad," 1 Jan. 2019 The DreamBox, available at The Original ScrapBox, is a trifold storage unit full of drawers, vertically adjustable shelves, hooks, and more—all designed to perfectly organize all of your crafting tools and materials in one customizable space. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Makers, This Storage Unit Is The Hidden Craft Room You Absolutely Need," 14 Jan. 2019 Both systems have fingerprint readers and can include IR webcams for biometric authentications, and both use multiple storage units, enabling RAID 0 (for performance) and RAID 1 (for resilience) configurations. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Lenovo’s new P1 workstation packs Xeon, 64GB ECC RAM, 4TB SSD into 0.7 inches," 13 Aug. 2018 Warehouses and storage units are more common than iconic retail outlets. The fuel terminal's industrial presence has been a drag on the area, Everhart said. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "A 60-year-old fuel terminal could leave Boise’s Bench. Here’s what could replace it.," 11 July 2018 All of the items were recovered by police at Barton's residence and storage unit in Louisville. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "'Gnome bandit' accused of Highlands thefts arrested in Georgia," 10 July 2018 That’s nothing, because last month, the Oakland Police Department seized 2 tons of fireworks from a storage unit in San Leandro. Otis R. Taylor Jr., SFChronicle.com, "Fireworks fascination can never be defused, so keep your ears plugged," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of storage

circa 1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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storage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of storage

: 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

noun
stor·​age | \ ˈstȯr-ij How to pronounce storage (audio) \

Kids Definition of storage

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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