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

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 on the Web Knott’s tenure has been mired by a devastating environmental crisis kicked-off by a November fuel leak from the Navy’s Red Hill fuel storage facility which serves Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oahu. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 May 2022 If there is more than one storage device, this could be a contributing factor. Ken Colburn, The Arizona Republic, 23 May 2022 VMware was acquired by storage technology giant EMC Corp. in 2004. Liana Baker,, 23 May 2022 It can be used as a plant box or storage box and drainage holes can be added upon request. Janece Maze, Country Living, 23 May 2022 This set features a 10-foot net, two steel badminton rackets, two shuttlecocks, and a storage box base. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 21 May 2022 The reality is that in order for either wind or solar power to be a key source of the EU’s power supplies, a reliable backup energy source is needed, until far better storage technology is developed. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 21 May 2022 Additional accessories can be purchased to use with the new Traeger Timberline, too, like a butcher paper roll rack or storage bin. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 20 May 2022 To this day, some tribal members consider that a betrayal of their good faith negotiations, since the cooling-off agreement stipulated the machines would be sent to a neutral storage facility. USA Today, 20 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of storage

circa 1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Storage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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