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
The Tesla Gigafactory that Sandoval helped lure to Nevada began churning out rechargeable batteries outside Reno this year for their electric car lineup and household-energy storage units.
There were also a 156-foot cash-guzzling yacht and 12 Los Angeles storage facilities full of memorabilia, including 70 collectible guitars, plus major artwork by Klimt, Modigliani, and Basquiat, among others.
That meant the building lost 94 dry-storage slips, reducing the total to 582 dry slips.
A similar chemical reaction stemming from the sloppy disposal of Los Alamos’ nuclear waste in 2014 provoked the shutdown of a deep-underground storage site in New Mexico for more than two years, a DOE accident investigation concluded.
Oil prices rose for the fifth day in a row on Wednesday, bolstered by U.S. data that showed the amount of crude in storage rose by less than some had expected.
The legislation would also streamline the process for interim storage facilities — perhaps in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico — to take spent fuel while the licensing process to re-start Yucca Mountain would be completed.
Plans include an additional courtroom and relocating record storage and offices. •Purchasing and renovating the former jail at 157 Franklin St. for $6 million.
The city is host to dozens of refineries, coal plants, gas storage tanks and other industrial facilities.
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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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