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store

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verb \ ˈstȯr \

Definition of store

stored; storing
transitive verb
1 :lay away, accumulate
  • store vegetables for winter use
  • an organism that absorbs and stores DDT
2 :furnish, supply; especially :to stock against a future time
  • store a ship with provisions
3 :to place or leave in a location (such as a warehouse, library, or computer memory) for preservation or later use or disposal
4 :to provide storage room for :hold
  • elevators for storing surplus wheat

storable

play \ˈstȯr-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of store in a Sentence

  1. I stored my furniture until I found a new apartment.

  2. She stores her jewels in a safe.

  3. The wine should be stored at room temperature.

  4. The solar panels store energy.

  5. They're studying how our brains store memories.

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Origin and Etymology of store

Middle English, from Anglo-French estorer to establish, restore, supply, from Latin instaurare to resume, restore


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store

noun

Definition of store

1 a :something that is stored or kept for future use
b stores plural :articles (as of food) accumulated for some specific object and drawn upon as needed :stock, supplies
c :something that is accumulated
d :a source from which things may be drawn as needed :a reserve fund
2 :storage usually used with in
  • when placing eggs in store
  • Dublin Sunday Independent
3 :value, importance
  • set great store by a partner's opinion
4 :a large quantity, supply, or number :abundance
b chiefly British :memory 4
6 :a business establishment where usually diversified goods are kept for retail sale
  • a grocery store
— compare shop
in store
:in readiness :in preparation
  • there's a surprise in store for you

Examples of store in a Sentence

  1. I'm going to the store to buy groceries.

  2. The stores are always crowded around the holiday season.

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First Known Use of store

13th century


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store

adjective

Definition of store

1 or stores :of, relating to, kept in, or used for a store
2 :purchased from a store as opposed to being natural or homemade :manufactured, ready-made
  • store clothes
  • store bread

Examples of store in a Sentence

  1. preferred homemade bread to store brands

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First Known Use of store

1574


STORE Defined for English Language Learners

store

play
verb

Definition of store for English Language Learners

  • : to put (something that is not being used) in a place where it is available, where it can be kept safely, etc.

  • : to collect and put (something) into one location for future use

  • : to place (information) in a person's memory or a computer's memory


store

noun

Definition of store for English Language Learners

  • : a building or room where things are sold

  • : a large building in which something is kept for future use

  • : a large amount or supply of something that is kept for future use


STORE Defined for Kids

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store

play
verb \ ˈstȯr \

Definition of store for Students

stored; storing
1 :to place or leave something in a location (as a warehouse, library, or computer memory) for later use, disposal, or safekeeping
  • Store the old toys in the attic.
2 :to bring together or collect as a supply
  • The body stores fat.
3 :to provide with what is needed :supply
  • They stored a ship with goods.

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store

noun

Definition of store for Students

1 :a place where goods are sold :shop
  • a candy store
2 :a large quantity, supply, or number
  • a store of natural resources
3 stores plural :something collected and kept for future use
  • a ship's stores
in store
:1ready 1
  • We have a big surprise in store for you.


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