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

These days, vacationers use white clapboard cabins to store beach gear—as much a Noirmoutier symbol as the pier at Bois de la Chaise. Mary Winston Nicklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Small Island Where the Tour de France Begins Is Actually a Vacationer's Paradise," 3 July 2018 But while the potential of forests to store or emit carbon remains their most substantial role in global climate efforts, some scientists note that forest losses may influence climate in other ways, as well. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "2017 Was a Really Bad Year for Tropical Forests," 28 June 2018 Garrett said there would be a significant cost to store the video recordings from officers. Glenn E. Rice, Bill Turque And Ian Cummings, kansascity, "Kansas City Police Department inches toward equipping officers with body cameras," 26 June 2018 The building owner used the structure to store and restore antique cars, Schulte said, adding at least two were in the building at the time of the fire. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Fire destroys Valparaiso building used to store antique cars; no injuries reported," 4 June 2018 The district is creating an online platform to store students' digital backpacks. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "JCPS is launching digital backpacks. Here's what parents need to know," 4 June 2018 Friant area farmers normally get water from the San Joaquin River, stored behind Friant Dam, but reservoir levels fell so low that the Central Valley Project didn’t deliver a drop of river water to Friant farmers in 2014 and 2015. Dale Kasler And Phillip Reese, sacbee, "The Valley floor is sinking, and it’s crippling California’s ability to deliver water," 13 July 2018 The grapes are crushed, usually in September, filtered, stirred, strained and stored in large metal or concrete tanks for various periods, then siphoned into oak barrels for aging and blending. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Trip to Bordeaux wine country is an educational experience," 13 July 2018 Large trees can store as much as 140,000 liters (37,000 gallons) of water sucked up during rainy seasons. Washington Post, "Africa’s iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Well, another kids’ favorite is hoping to capitalize on the hype that fizzled Thursday at the first-ever Pay Your Age day at the famed teddy bear store. Matthew Martinez, miamiherald, "Didn’t get to Build-A-Bear? Chuck E. Cheese’s swoops in with its own Pay Your Age day," 13 July 2018 The vouchers were also distributed to customers waiting in line at the stores on Thursday. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Chuck E. Cheese's calls out Build-A-Bear in new promotion," 13 July 2018 The scene was repeated at stores across the U.S., Canada and Britain. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Dear Doreen's Deals: Locked-up carts at Aldi keep prices low; what's tax-free for back to school," 13 July 2018 The catalog will be mailed to millions of homes and handed out at Whole Foods stores, Bloomberg reports. Ben Meyerson, RedEye Chicago, "Jay-Z and Trayvon Martin, Amazon and Toys R Us, and more conversation starters for your weekend," 13 July 2018 Customers who learned that Build-a-Bear killed its Pay Your Age promotion Thursday after the bargain event caused chaos at stores are being offered a $15 voucher. Sonja Haller, ajc, "How to get your $15 voucher after the failed Pay Your Age event at Build-a-Bear," 13 July 2018 At stores with PetsHotel facilities, dogs can get a free 4-ounce serving of dog-safe ice cream Saturday and Sunday, while supplies last. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "What's the scoop? See the deals Sunday for National Ice Cream Day," 13 July 2018 According to accounts, Emmett allegedly whistled at Carolyn Bryant, a white woman who worked at the store. Deneen L. Brown, Washington Post, "Emmett Till’s mother opened his casket and sparked the civil rights movement," 12 July 2018 The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said the accident happened around 2:40 p.m. at the Dollar Tree store at 7020 Stockton Blvd. Claire Morgan And Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "Six people injured after woman drives through south Sacramento storefront," 12 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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The first known use of store was in the 13th century

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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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