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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In the winter of 1919, the settlement of Anadyr, just below the Arctic circle, was a cluster of cabins: storehouses of fox, bear, and wolverine pelts; the offices of a few fur companies; and the imperial Russian administrator’s post. Bathsheba Demuth, The New Yorker, "When the Soviet Union Freed the Arctic from Capitalist Slavery," 15 Aug. 2019 The library could become an important storehouse of information for designing new pesticides and better materials for bulletproof vests, space gear, biodegradable fishing lines and even fashionable dresses. NBC News, "Spider silk 'library' could hold secrets for new materials," 14 Aug. 2019 The archive in Building 6197 was UMG’s main West Coast storehouse of masters, the original recordings from which all subsequent copies are derived. New York Times, "The Day the Music Burned," 11 June 2019 Black and red spray paint was used to graffiti the church sign and several sides of the church and storehouse, according to Brown. Mary Grace Keller,, "After Marriottsville church vandalized with swastikas and ‘racist’ graffiti, community bands together," 30 July 2019 Also the idea that Phylos would use its storehouse of genetic data—in some cases freely donated by small growers—to pump up its market value and attract a major industry buyer sounded like an underhanded double-cross. Hannah Wallace, WIRED, "High Drama: A Cannabis Biotech Company Roils Small Growers," 24 July 2019 At the center of the national counting is the Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database (EID), a scientific accounting storehouse that by its own admission tells only half the story. John Cherwa,, "Statistics might not tell the whole story about horse racing deaths," 12 July 2019 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

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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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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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