store·​house | \ˈstȯr-ˌhau̇s \

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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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 Mounting another couple of the museum’s many storehouse treasures in the area would animate it and give the queuers something to think about. Steve Johnson,, "With a skeleton and megaplanters, the Field Museum fleshes out its main hall," 26 June 2018 David Holthouse goes furthest afield, discussing how the North in Western literature has long been seen as a place of eternal winter and a storehouse for evil. Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage Museum takes a broad look at northern life in ‘North: Finding Place in Alaska’," 10 June 2018 In yoga, the hips are often referred to as storehouses for tension and unrelieved emotions. Chloe Kernaghan, Time, "Try This 10-Minute Yoga Routine to Help Increase Your Hip Flexibility," 29 May 2018 And their storehouse of young prospects will be attractive to other NHL teams. Steve Lyttle, charlotteobserver, "5 questions to ponder in wake of Checkers’ playoff loss to Lehigh Valley | Charlotte Observer," 13 May 2018 But that ability to hold a significant storehouse of water can make some succulents extremely user friendly plants for a hot, dry summer Kentucky garden. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Why your 'great garden intentions' should center around succulents," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of storehouse

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \
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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