store·room | \ ˈstȯr-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of storeroom 

1 : a room or space for the storing of goods or supplies

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How a $30 Million Renaissance Masterpiece Was Found A handful of clues tipped off an Italian museum that a painting in its storeroom was a treasure by Mantegna, valued at $30 million, not $30,000. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Cleveland Hopes to Become the Next Venice," 11 July 2018 After a few minutes, the fire began to flash aggressively in the ceiling space above their heads, flooding the storeroom with smoke and flames, stranding nine firefighters as their oxygen ran low. Nathan J. Fish, azcentral, "Lessons from Phoenix firefighter's 2001 death influenced way crews handled Safeway fire," 12 July 2018 Associated Press photographer Oded Balilty was granted access to the animal storeroom ahead of the museum’s opening. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Long-dead critters animate Israel’s nature museum," 11 June 2018 Associated Press photographer Oded Balilty was granted access to the animal storeroom ahead of the museum's opening. Oded Balilty, Fox News, "AP PHOTOS: Long-dead critters animate Israel's nature museum," 11 June 2018 The scale of the vast refrigerated storerooms was otherworldly; one warehouse held enough onions seemingly to supply an entire civilization. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018 The inmates also had around 30 guns, police said, some taken from the five officers killed early in the revolt, others from weapons storerooms. Anita Rachman, WSJ, "Deadly Standoff Ends in Indonesia as Police Storm Terrorist Detention Center," 10 May 2018 Following a tip last week, police in Canterbury, England, have recovered most of the 2,000 items stolen in January from the storerooms and archives of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Artifacts Stolen in Massive Archaeological Theft Recovered in Canterbury," 20 Mar. 2018 Photo: Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY The art world these days is filled with artists whose good art is tainted, if not relegated to the storeroom, by their being or having been bad persons. Peter Plagens, WSJ, "‘Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman’ Review: Whipping Up Sincere Confections," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of storeroom

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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English Language Learners Definition of storeroom

: a room or space where things are stored


store·room | \ ˈstȯr-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of storeroom

: a room for keeping things for future use

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