store·​house | \ ˈstȯr-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce storehouse (audio) \

Definition of storehouse

1 : a building for storing goods (such as provisions) : magazine, warehouse
2 : an abundant supply or source : repository a storehouse of information

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Examples of storehouse in a Sentence

the company has a large storehouse filled with lumber for manufacturing its line of furniture
Recent Examples on the Web The Perot has long been a popular destination for schoolchildren, who revel in its storehouse of interactive exhibits, while getting to see life-size replicas of dinosaurs. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, "Perot Museum of Nature and Science announces 168 layoffs, including a third of its senior leadership," 13 May 2020 The great cities are heirs to those places where reserves of food were kept for the first time in tall jars in storehouses. New York Times, "‘The Celestial Hunter,’ by Roberto Calasso: An Excerpt," 28 Apr. 2020 Now, some companies are tapping their storehouses of brainpower to do the same thing with medical equipment. Adam Beam, The Christian Science Monitor, "'We can do this': US engineers fix piles of broken ventilators," 2 Apr. 2020 China’s central government has more than a dozen storehouses around the country, each of which can hold around 10,000 tons of frozen raw pork. New York Times, "Swine Fever? Trade War? China Turns to Strategic Pork Reserve," 7 Oct. 2019 The Bolshevik Revolution was two years old when Mandrikov and Berzin took control of the regional administration, seized fur storehouses, and proclaimed the establishment of the first Soviet revolutionary committee, or Revkom, in Chukotka. Bathsheba Demuth, The New Yorker, "When the Soviet Union Freed the Arctic from Capitalist Slavery," 15 Aug. 2019 Marrow also acts as a storehouse for fats, which are released when the body needs energy. Jason Bittel, Washington Post, "Celebrate your skeleton this Halloween," 20 Oct. 2019 Plant societies are gigantic storehouses of all kinds of knowledge. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Online dating is like dipping your toe into a plant society. Here's how to do it well," 17 Jan. 2020 The prototype storehouse, which has won Eco-Builders a number of innovation prizes, used about 2,000 old tires, 3,000 liter bottles, and 1,000 large plastic sacks. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, "Not just Greta: Young people worldwide take charge on climate," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of storehouse

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Storehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of storehouse

: a building where goods are kept for future use
: a large amount or supply of something


store·​house | \ ˈstȯr-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce storehouse (audio) \
plural storehouses\ -​ˌhau̇-​zəz \

Kids Definition of storehouse

1 : a building for storing goods
2 : a large supply or source a storehouse of information

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