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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Using Spotify Lite, listeners can also control their song cache and clear it with a tap, if storage is an issue. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Spotify’s lighter Android app requiring only 10MB of storage is now available," 9 July 2019 Best of all, Jaguar redesigned the XE's door panels, which no longer intrude on passenger space and actually offer a decent amount of storage. Larry Printz, Dallas News, "The 2020 Jaguar XE sports sedan is a fine feline with animal spirit performance," 6 July 2019 The group said its research indicated a weapons storage warehouse was in the same compound as the detention center and some of the migrants were forced to work at the military site. Author: Rami Musa, Samy Magdy, Anchorage Daily News, "Airstrike kills 44 migrants in Libyan detention center," 3 July 2019 The water storage in most of the reservoirs is considerably lower than the 10-year average. Sanjana Venkatesan, Quartz India, "Satellite images show how badly India’s reservoirs dried up," 2 July 2019 Cool features include bunks, an optional fireplace, a pleasantly large kitchen and bathroom, and tons of storage. Kate Rockwood, Woman's Day, "How to Make the Most of Your Next Family Adventure," 25 June 2019 This thing is fast, and that Snapdragon processor, 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM definitely come in handy when shooting images, videos, or virtual competitors in last-player-standing mobile games. Time, "Review: A Cheaper Android Phone Without (Many) Sacrifices," 25 June 2019 And behind every wall and cabinet is extra storage. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "A NASA Architect Designed a Camper," 25 May 2019 To reiterate: Unlimited free storage is standard with high-quality backups on all phones. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "PSA: The Pixel 3a isn’t getting the same unlimited Google Photos storage as the Pixel 3," 8 May 2019

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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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