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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Recent Examples on the Web Ignored areas are also being put to better use as storage or wine rooms, crafts, exercise or potting spaces or even a pet spa. oregonlive, "Oregon home design trends deliver a fresh look in 2020," 8 Jan. 2020 That, in turn, helps reduce the chances of sewer overflows during heavy rainstorms, when stormwater combined with raw sewage can occasionally overwhelm the underground deep tunnels storage system. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Downtown's homeless camp could return — but local and state officials will work together to try to prevent that," 8 Jan. 2020 Some of the rockets hit an ammunition storage depot on the base, setting off secondary explosions, according to accounts provided to... Nancy A. Youssef, WSJ, "Firm Identifies Contractor Whose Death in Iraq Set Off U.S-Iran Confrontation," 7 Jan. 2020 Hunger is increasingly a processing, storage, supply chain, and logistics challenge. Javaid Iqbal, Quartz India, "The biggest, yet invisible, public health challenge in India," 6 Jan. 2020 The registered owner of the vehicle would be responsible for paying the towing and storage fees. USA TODAY, "Bounty of bags, parrot false alarm, virtual hike: News from around our 50 states," 6 Jan. 2020 There are clothing hangers starting at two dollars, plastic storage bins for as little as five bucks, and decorative bins starting at just $7. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Target's Storage Sale Is the Best Way to Kick off the New Year," 3 Jan. 2020 Fliers can expect a 15.4-inch high-definition touchscreen, fluffy pillows, multiple USB ports, Bose noise-cancelling headphones, and multiple storage options. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Find Lie-Flat Seats on Domestic Flights," 3 Jan. 2020 Mr Shen says that WM is planning a pilot with State Grid, China’s largest utility, in 2020 whereby the batteries in its customers’ cars will be used as grid storage to help balance the flow of electricity in Beijing and Shanghai. The Economist, "China has never mastered internal-combustion engines," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of storage

circa 1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of storage was circa 1613

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11 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Storage.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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 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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