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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Intermittent sources such as solar and wind depend on versatile, long-lasting storage solutions to bank extra power generated during peak production times. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Thermal Battery Holds 1.2 Megawatt-Hours of Energy in a 20-Foot Box," 10 Apr. 2019 Decorators in search of creative storage solutions are thinking outside the library and importing the romance of rolling ladders into book-free zones, from hallways to dressing rooms and, most blessedly, kitchens. Kimberly Chrisman-campbell, WSJ, "Need More Kitchen Storage? Roll In a Library Ladder," 21 Feb. 2019 So, other food safety measures—including safe storage and cooking protocols—are just as important as ever. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Ritz Cracker Products Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination," 23 July 2018 There should be a stronger emphasis on gun safety and also storage [in rural communities]. Ian Haydon, Philly.com, "Kids and guns: Study finds urban-rural divide that changes with age," 9 July 2018 This bug is easily fixed: Simply remove the SD card and/or USB storage, then proceed through the upgrade as usual via Windows Update. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Windows 10 May 2019 Update bug prevents the upgrade unless SD and USB devices are removed," 24 Apr. 2019 At the same time, managing data has grown increasingly complex, the result of multiple data centers and data storage repositories across disparate systems, multiple copies of the same data and new data privacy laws. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Morgan Stanley Center of Excellence Readies Bank for AI’s Data Demands," 22 Apr. 2019 Still functioning in the early 19th-century, Notre Dame was battered and half-ruined inside, having survived, as well, its conversion to a storage warehouse. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Notre Dame Cathedral Will Never Be the Same—and That's Ok," 19 Apr. 2019 Bini was carrying at least 30 electronic storage devices. Frank Bajak, The Seattle Times, "Ace Swedish coder held by Ecuador was defender of Assange," 14 Apr. 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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