stor·age | \ ˈstȯr-ij \

Definition of storage 

1a : space or a place for storing

b : an amount stored

c : memory sense 4

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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Since blockchain technology gives cryptocurrencies certain physical properties, storage is a significant issue. Omid Malekan, New York Times, "If Fund Managers Back Bitcoin," 27 June 2018 Originally, the mansion had a ballroom with a coat-check room, and a master bedroom with five wardrobe closets as well as separate storage for jewelry and shoes. Janet Eastman,, "Autzen mansion sells for $4 million: Plywood baron's 1927 Tudor (photos)," 13 June 2018 Facebook knows the battery level of your device, how much storage is available, and which plugins have been installed. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Facebook Has Answered Congress's Questions About Data Privacy. Here's 5 Surprising Ways They Track You," 12 June 2018 HomePass is a proprietary back-end extension of the standard WPA2/AES authentication and crypto scheme that allows storage of multiple hashes for the same SSID. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Exclusive: Plume’s new “Superpod” hardware is here—and it’s fast," 12 June 2018 Over the next week or two, periodically stir the leaves in the bowl to make sure all are equally dry, and then crumble them for storage in a suitable spice-type jar. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Growing and drying herbs in summer is a great way to benefit your culinary world," 8 June 2018 Secure storage is vital to the safety of children and is the responsibility of the gun owner. Cassie Armstrong,, "National SAFE Day: How to observe in Central Florida," 4 June 2018 The only tweaks to gun safety Abbott mentioned as possibilities this week were stronger laws on gun storage and reporting of lost or stolen weapons, and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court order denies someone access to a gun. Time, "Texas Governor Greg Abbott Meets With Students and Shooting Survivors," 26 May 2018 Built to house a showroom, offices and storage for the U.S. Tire Co., the ballet’s building is one of the last vestiges of Philadelphia’s automobile row. Peter Dobrin,, "In N. Broad reversal, Pennsylvania Ballet will demolish historic building," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of storage

circa 1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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


stor·age | \ ˈstȯr-ij \

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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