store

verb
\ ˈstȯr \
stored; storing

Definition of store 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

store

noun

Definition of store (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : 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 storeDublin Sunday Independent

3 : value, importance set great store by a partner's opinion

4 : a large quantity, supply, or number : abundance

5a : storehouse, warehouse

b chiefly British : memory sense 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

store

adjective

Definition of store (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Other words from store

Verb

storable \ˈstȯr-ə-bəl \ adjective

Examples of store in a Sentence

Verb

I stored my furniture until I found a new apartment. She stores her jewels in a safe. The wine should be stored at room temperature. The solar panels store energy. They're studying how our brains store memories.

Noun

I'm going to the store to buy groceries. The stores are always crowded around the holiday season.

Adjective

preferred homemade bread to store brands
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Investigators also reportedly found tiny puncture marks in 10 of about 50 unused intravenous bags stored at the nursing station on the fourth floor, which handles the terminally ill. Washington Post, "Japan police search home of nurse in hospital poison deaths," 12 July 2018 Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press Given that the best way to store your car keys at night is by putting them in a coffee can, what's an ex-FBI agent's advice to protect cars from theft during the day? Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Why you might want to wrap your car fob in foil," 6 July 2018 Kane County Circuit Judge David Akemann signed an order in May giving Bright Oaks Group Inc. a July 15 deadline to demolish all above-ground structures and remove all materials and equipment stored at site. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Bright Oaks complying with court order to clean up Elgin Memory Care site," 6 July 2018 Still, the report showed oil stored at Cushing, Okla., the delivery point for U.S. stocks, decreased by 2.1 million barrels to 27.8 million barrels. Neanda Salvaterra, WSJ, "Oil Falls on Unexpected Increase in Stockpiles," 5 July 2018 The rest of the structure storing bourbon barrels at a Bardstown distillery collapsed on July 4th, as residents throughout Kentucky toasted the holiday with libations. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Another collapse reported at Bardstown bourbon warehouse," 4 July 2018 The power stored at Pilsworth will be aggregated by a company called KiWi Power, which will manage when the LAES system will charge and discharge. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Liquid-air energy storage: The latest new “battery” on the UK grid," 13 June 2018 Dipping salt can be prepared up to a week in advance and stored at room temperature. Melissa Clark, charlotteobserver, "Not strictly salad, these dips make it close enough," 12 June 2018 Nine sacred artifacts that an explorer plundered from the tribe in the 1800s, including burial masks and a cradle, are finally returning home after being stored at a museum in Germany. Elizabeth Elkin And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "Nine sacred artifacts stolen from a Native American tribe are finally returned over 100 years later," 11 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

When my grandma came back from the store with a dozen Krispy Kremes, my eyes bugged out of my skull and my tongue unfurled from my mouth like a carpet and steam blew out of my ears. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Are Homemade Doughnuts Worth the Effort and Fire Hazard?," 13 July 2018 The fish retailer’s new storefront will be located at 1309/1313 Broadway and replace the former Living Space Furniture store. Claire Morgan, sacbee, "Looking for fish? Sunh is moving back to Broadway," 12 July 2018 The burglar eventually escaped the store through the back door, running right into police officers waiting for him. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Burglar breaks into escape room business, calls 911 when he can't get out, owner says," 12 July 2018 Cabinets and counters on both sides of the van store cooking supplies, and the galley kitchen includes a microwave, refrigerator, sink, and two-burner induction stove. Megan Barber, Curbed, "This custom camper van can sleep a family of 6," 11 July 2018 Earlier that morning, prosecutors said Young raped and kidnapped a woman before entering the store asking for money. Emilie Eaton, San Antonio Express-News, "As activists gather, court denies request to halt San Antonio man’s execution," 10 July 2018 Inside the store, Beckham runs precise routes through racks of clothes, avoiding anything in the royal-blue family and gravitating towards red, his favorite color. Jamie Lisanti, SI.com, "Odell Beckham Jr. Stands Out in Style," 10 July 2018 The chip maker is about two years late to the trend, and the chips are available at Dollar General stores for a limited time. Maura Judkis, Houston Chronicle, "Pringles could never have captured Nashville’s hot chicken in a chip," 13 July 2018 Using samples of the cereal collected from stores and from consumer's homes, health officials were able to detect a particular strain of salmonella bacteria in those boxes. Devon Elizabeth, SELF, "Update: There Are Now 100 Salmonella Cases Linked to Recalled Honey Smacks Cereal," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The district's buildings and grounds store equipment in Wheatland's gymnasium, leaving no space for students to train on site. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, "Parents question if Wheatland School changes are enough," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of store

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for store

Verb

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

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More Definitions for store

store

verb

English Language Learners Definition of store

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of store (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

verb
\ ˈstȯr \
stored; storing

Kids Definition of store

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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.

store

noun

Kids Definition of store (Entry 2 of 2)

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

: ready entry 1 sense 1 We have a big surprise in store for you.

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