store·​room ˈstȯr-ˌrüm How to pronounce storeroom (audio)
: a room or space for the storing of goods or supplies

Examples of storeroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scandal prompted the archivists to shred thousands of Sheldon’s images that had been held in the institution’s own secure storerooms, in order to placate exactly the kind of high-status individuals who are used to getting their way. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024 Does Mariko die in 'Shogun' Episode 9? Trapped in a storeroom with assassins outside, Mariko vows again that she will never be taken hostage or captive. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2024 Since Israeli ground forces recently fought their way into this part of central Gaza, a unit from the military’s 188th Brigade has taken over the building, using it as a dormitory, storeroom and lookout point. Patrick Kingsley Avishag Shaar-Yashuv, New York Times, 9 Jan. 2024 Soko means storeroom The space that’s now home to Soko was a liquor storeroom prior to it being transformed into the stylish jewel box. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 Their leader dead, the surviving volunteers could not unlock the community storeroom where many of their guns were kept. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2023 Elsewhere in England, curators at Hampton Court Palace identified a biblical scene by Artemisia Gentileschi that had spent some 200 years in a storeroom, its significance overlooked due to discoloration and overpainting by later artists. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 Location: Online Image credit: Scribes of the Cairo Geniza Scribes of the Cairo Geniza Presented by: Zooniverse Get a glimpse into the daily life of ancient Egypt with first-hand records from an ancient storeroom in Cairo. Scistarter Team, Discover Magazine, 11 Dec. 2023 The Bruce collection is a trove of stuff that Hemingway left in a storeroom behind Sloppy Joe's Bar on Key West in 1939. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 8 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of storeroom was in 1685

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“Storeroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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store·​room -ˌrüm How to pronounce storeroom (audio)
: a room for the storing of goods or supplies

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