storehouse

noun
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

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Books should be treated in the manner of movies or television shows, as occasions for collective chatter, as storehouses of shareable trivia, and once in a while as containers of detachable ideas. Christian Lorentzen, Harper's magazine, "Like This or Die," 10 Apr. 2019 Drndić reproduces these names as text, constructing within the novel its own storehouse of corpses. Merve Emre, The New York Review of Books, "‘Dismembered, Relocated, Rearranged’," 6 June 2019 When combined with his prodigious storehouse of knowledge and his unerring buzzer timing, Holzhauer’s gambler’s cool allowed him to rack up massive totals within minutes, leaving his opponents in the dust. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Why James Holzhauer’s long ‘Jeopardy!’ winning streak lost me," 6 June 2019 The website’s Growing Library is a storehouse of videos and gardening information, including tips on maintaining high tunnels and calculators for seed amounts and scheduling. Robin Tribble, Popular Mechanics, "How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin," 24 Jan. 2019 Streptomyces are soil bacteria that are a veritable storehouse of drugs. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Bacteria engage in chemical warfare against viruses," 5 Dec. 2018 The Tower has served as fortress, palace, prison, home of the Royal Mint and Royal Armory, and the storehouse of the crown jewels. William Booth, The Seattle Times, "The secrets of the royal ravenmaster at the Tower of London," 26 Oct. 2018 Alongside this personal board, there’s also a little box and another mat that represents a storehouse. Tom Mendelsohn, Ars Technica, "Altiplano review: A brain-tickling board game about… alpacas," 14 July 2018 It's being fought in China to expose ivory dealers with storehouses of black market ivory masquerading as legal. Janet Fang, Popular Mechanics, "New Netflix Doc Walks the Front Lines of the War to Save Elephants," 11 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of storehouse

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of storehouse was in the 14th century

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storehouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of storehouse

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

storehouse

noun
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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