store

verb
\ ˈstȯr How to pronounce store (audio) \
stored; storing

Definition of store

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : lay away, accumulate store vegetables for winter use an organism that absorbs and stores DDT
2 : furnish, supply especially : to stock against a future time store a ship with provisions
3 : to place or leave in a location (such as a warehouse, library, or computer memory) for preservation or later use or disposal
4 : to provide storage room for : hold elevators for storing surplus wheat

store

noun

Definition of store (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : something that is stored or kept for future use
b stores plural : articles (as of food) accumulated for some specific object and drawn upon as needed : stock, supplies
c : something that is accumulated
d : a source from which things may be drawn as needed : a reserve fund
2 : storage usually used with in when placing eggs in storeDublin Sunday Independent
3 : value, importance set great store by a partner's opinion
4 : a large quantity, supply, or number : abundance
b chiefly British : memory sense 4
6 : a business establishment where usually diversified goods are kept for retail sale a grocery store — compare shop
in store
: in readiness : in preparation there's a surprise in store for you

store

adjective

Definition of store (Entry 3 of 3)

1 or stores : of, relating to, kept in, or used for a store
2 : purchased from a store as opposed to being natural or homemade : manufactured, ready-made store clothes store bread

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Other Words from store

Verb

storable \ ˈstȯr-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce storable (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for store

Synonyms: Verb

keep, put up, reposit, stow

Synonyms: Noun

cache, deposit, hoard, reserve

Synonyms: Adjective

bought, mass-produced, off-the-peg [chiefly British], off-the-rack, off-the-shelf, ready-made, store-bought

Antonyms: Adjective

bespoke (also bespoken), custom, customized, custom-made, tailored, tailor-made

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Examples of store in a Sentence

Verb

I stored my furniture until I found a new apartment. She stores her jewels in a safe. The wine should be stored at room temperature. The solar panels store energy. They're studying how our brains store memories.

Noun

I'm going to the store to buy groceries. The stores are always crowded around the holiday season.

Adjective

preferred homemade bread to store brands
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Trotters has become something of a go-to store for royal children's clothing. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Charlotte's Floral Dress Is Shockingly Still Available to Shop," 1 May 2019 Read on for the best beekeeping for beginners tips, from where to store your hive to what beekeeping supplies to buy. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Beekeeping for Beginners: Everything to Know About Starting Your Own Colony," 5 Apr. 2019 If portrait taking isn't your style, consider a chaise lounge the ideal location to store your bags. Diana Nguyen, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Don’t You...Wear Head-to-Toe Gucci All Day, Every Day," 2 Apr. 2019 Face mists packed with soothing ingredients that offer an antidote to fatigued complexions—and can be easily tossed into your bag for a midday pick-me-up or stored in the fridge for a post-workout blast of cool. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "The Best Face Mists for Your Skin, According to Vogue Editors," 27 Apr. 2019 Inventories of several metals stored on global exchanges have fallen more than 25% from the start of last year through Feb. 18, according to data compiled by Capital Economics. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Falling Stockpiles Help Unleash Industrial Metals Rally," 25 Feb. 2019 Toss the bulky knife block or free up drawer space and store your knives on this clever rack. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "X-tra Counter Space," 11 Feb. 2019 The first blockchain was the database on which every Bitcoin transaction was stored. New York Times, "Confused About Blockchains? Here’s What You Need to Know," 27 June 2018 Use a camera to take pictures or video of both the interior and exterior of your home as well as your property, including items stored on your property such as vehicles or lawn equipment. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Homes: Be prepared for hurricane season," 24 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Currently working with a few select retailers, Gabby and Jio make a point to work closely with each store and create things that are specific to their aesthetic and needs. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Poche Studio Is the Fashion Brand Making Bucket Hats Inspired by Cakes," 17 May 2019 According to Longueuil Mazda, a dealership near Montreal, Frève is one of its most loyal customers, having brought his Miata for service since the store first opened in 1993. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "A Mazda Dealer Surprised a Loyal Customer by Refurbishing His First-Gen MX-5 Miata's Seats for Free," 11 May 2019 Last night in Los Angeles, Dior Beauty celebrated its Backstage Collection and new pop-up store on Rodeo Drive, where Creative and Image Director Peter Phillips and model Bella Hadid brought their beauty A-game. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "How Bella Hadid Got Ready for Dior Beauty’s Star-Studded Party in L.A.," 9 May 2019 Virgil Abloh spent the night at Saks Fifth Avenue's new in-store hot spot, L'Avenue, to toast his new capsule with the mega department store. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Virgil Abloh is King of the Collab, and Likes It That Way," 29 Apr. 2019 Besides covering travel, food, fashion, and beauty on The Tig, the career woman also had a side hustle with Reitmans, putting out a collection with the Canadian clothing store. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "20 Facts About Meghan Markle's Life Before She Met Prince Harry," 15 Apr. 2019 Bill Murray is promoting his golf brand and NBCU’s Shop With Golf e-commerce store. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "NBCU Wades Into E-Commerce, Enlisting Bill Murray as Pitchman," 28 Mar. 2019 A decade before William Van Alen ever dreamed about a skyscraper on 42nd St., all that stood at the current site of the Chrysler Building was a five-story structure with a cigar store at ground level. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "A Friendship Turned to Rivalry. A Feud That Changed the New York Skyline.," 27 Mar. 2019 The neighborhood is Time Squarian in its constant illumination, but the streets are smaller, more winding, and, in very large part, lined with stores carrying every beauty product imaginable. Jenny Bailly, Allure, "What I Learned About the State of K-Beauty in 2019 by Going Straight to the Source," 21 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The district's buildings and grounds store equipment in Wheatland's gymnasium, leaving no space for students to train on site. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, "Parents question if Wheatland School changes are enough," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of store

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for store

Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French estorer to establish, restore, supply, from Latin instaurare to resume, restore

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More Definitions for store

store

verb

English Language Learners Definition of store

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to put (something that is not being used) in a place where it is available, where it can be kept safely, etc.
: to collect and put (something) into one location for future use
: to place (information) in a person's memory or a computer's memory

store

noun

English Language Learners Definition of store (Entry 2 of 2)

: a building or room where things are sold
: a large building in which something is kept for future use
: a large amount or supply of something that is kept for future use

store

verb
\ ˈstȯr How to pronounce store (audio) \
stored; storing

Kids Definition of store

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to place or leave something in a location (as a warehouse, library, or computer memory) for later use, disposal, or safekeeping Store the old toys in the attic.
2 : to bring together or collect as a supply The body stores fat.
3 : to provide with what is needed : supply They stored a ship with goods.

store

noun

Kids Definition of store (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a place where goods are sold : shop a candy store
2 : a large quantity, supply, or number a store of natural resources
3 stores plural : something collected and kept for future use a ship's stores
in store
: ready entry 1 sense 1 We have a big surprise in store for you.

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