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 tour of the bishops' storehouse at Welfare Square in Salt Lake City includes showing how the church cleans donated clothes for purchase at the local Deseret Industries. The Salt Lake Tribune, "LDS Church embraces the U.N., but some members see the global group as ‘satanic’," 25 Apr. 2021 Other highlights of the find, according to the Post, include a storehouse or guardhouse’s brick cellar, a trigger guard for a musket, and a 4,500-year-old quartzite arrowhead. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "Researchers Discover Ruins of Maryland’s Earliest Colonial Site, a 386-Year-Old Fort," 24 Mar. 2021 The marine sediments that bottom trawlers stir up like underwater rototillers are the largest storehouse of carbon on the planet, reports Karen McVeigh for the Guardian. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Seafloor Trawl Fishing May Release as Much Carbon as Air Travel," 22 Mar. 2021 Nor is the museum a dusty storehouse of third-tier European old masters and Chinese teapots. Daniel Lee, WSJ, "Submission Is on Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art," 12 Mar. 2021 Rather, we are shown the storehouse of experiences that shaped him. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "The Drenching Richness of Andrei Tarkovsky," 8 Feb. 2021 The hospital’s supply chain team converted an old building into a storehouse for the emergency stockpile and created a PPE dashboard to keep track of more than 80 critical supply items. Laura Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "Despite coronavirus challenges, San Antonio's University Health ends year well in the black," 28 Jan. 2021 Ma’s mind is a vast storehouse of ideas, associations, curiosities, streams of thought. Jeremy Eichler,, "Music’s first responder: How Yo-Yo Ma answered the pandemic’s call and consoled a reeling nation," 27 Jan. 2021 The storehouse makes much of its own food and distributes it to those in need, largely members of the faith but also several school districts. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "This is where you can donate food, time or money in Utah to help those experiencing hunger," 1 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of storehouse

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Apr 2021

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“Storehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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