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 inwhen 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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Verb

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for store

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 Like other instruments used to store value in times of uncertainty, bitcoin has benefited from the coronavirus pandemic that has pushed other commodities like gold, silver, platinum to multiyear highs. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Carolina Panthers' Russell Okung becomes the first NFL player to be paid in bitcoin," 29 Dec. 2020 To store nutrients and water safely in the insulating soil, trees spend the fall expanding their underground root systems. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Like dormant plants that emerge and rebuild in spring, we can wait out this cold, dark winter," 26 Dec. 2020 Sites were chosen based on their ability to vaccinate large numbers of people, and most importantly, to store vaccines in extremely cold temperatures. al, "2 Alabama VA hospitals administering Moderna COVID vaccine," 22 Dec. 2020 Like other instruments used to store value in times of uncertainty, bitcoin has benefited from the pandemic that has pushed other commodities like gold, silver, platinum to multiyear highs. Ken Sweet, USA TODAY, "Bitcoin trades above $23,000: What to know about the digital currency," 18 Dec. 2020 Like other instruments used to store value in times of uncertainty, bitcoin has benefited from the pandemic, which has also pushed other commodities like gold, silver, platinum to multi-year highs. Shwanika Narayan, SFChronicle.com, "Coinbase has thrived during the pandemic. Now it plans an IPO," 17 Dec. 2020 This one includes handy gadgets such as a weeder and a rake, plus gloves to protect your friend’s lovely hands from the dirt, a sprayer to get those seeds nice and wet, and a tote bag to store everything in when they’re finished. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, "Gifts to help your friends keep their new plants alive," 14 Dec. 2020 The spot where Twin Metals plans to store semi-dry mine processing waste, called tailings, in a large open-air mound on about 400 acres, is near Keeley Creek and about 660 feet from Birch Lake at its nearest point. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, "Success of Twin Metals copper mine hinges on holding every last drop of tainted water," 12 Dec. 2020 Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. Juliet Izon, Country Living, "This No-Bake Holiday Treat Doubles as Festive Décor," 9 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Officer Matt Lima was dispatched to a local Stop & Shop grocery store, where two women with two small children were accused of not scanning all of their groceries in the self-checkout lane, according to the Somerset Police Department. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, "Police officer buys groceries for women accused of shoplifting," 1 Jan. 2021 After months of anticipation, a new Amazon Fresh grocery store — the first in Illinois and the first outside of California — opened its doors at 3116 S. Route 59 in December. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, "No shortage of news or drama in Naperville in 2020, as our top 10 stories of the year show," 31 Dec. 2020 Sure the market has typical corner-store items, but there’s so much more. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "67 Greater Cleveland restaurants that opened in 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 When its safe to do so, Patel wants to host classes and create a place where people can wine-and-dine in-store. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Good news in Grapevine: Uplifting stories from 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 Trina Turk’s flagship store for vibrant swimwear, caftans, and more. Sunset Magazine, "A Local’s Guide to Palm Springs," 29 Dec. 2020 The furniture store, with locations in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania closed nine more of its Michigan stores in December. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, "Here are some metro Detroit businesses that closed in 2020," 28 Dec. 2020 Whether you’re headed in-store for some post-Christmas shopping or staying inside for some virtual spending, make sure that Fenty Skin is on your list of must-haves. Blake Newby, Essence, "EXCLUSIVE: Rihanna On Fenty Skin Launching At Sephora," 26 Dec. 2020 As for next year, Williams’ biggest focus will likely be the new store, which will open in the spring in a new development at N.E. 30th and Alberta. Portland Business Journal, oregonlive, "Invisible scars: 7 business owners, execs talk about pain of COVID-19, hopes for 2021," 24 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Online and other non-store sales are expected to climb between 20% and 30% over last year. chicagotribune.com, "Shoppers find smooth sailing as holiday sales season gets Black Friday start: national retail group calls for spending bump," 27 Nov. 2020 Between April and October of this year, the number of weekly applications for new, non-store retail businesses far outpaced every other kind of retail. Karen Ho, Quartz, "More people in the US are starting businesses because of Covid-19," 25 Nov. 2020 With the pandemic prompting people to shop online, non-store retailers such as Amazon have seen a 29.1% increase in sales from October 2019 and an increase of 3.1% from last month. Jay Heflin, Washington Examiner, "Retail sales increase for sixth consecutive month as pandemic aids online sellers," 17 Nov. 2020 Sales at non-store retailers, which include internet companies like Amazon and eBay, rose 9% in May after posting growth of 9.5% in April. Josh Boak, Anchorage Daily News, "US retail sales up a record 17.7% in a partial rebound from pandemic," 16 June 2020 Sales for brick-and-mortar stores were up 16.8%, while sales at non-store retailers skyrocketed nearly 31% last month. Jay Heflin, Washington Examiner, "Retail sales jumped record 18% as economy rebounded from coronavirus shutdown in May," 16 June 2020 Sales at non-store retailers, which include internet companies like Amazon and eBay, rose 9% in May after posting growth of 9.5% in April. CBS News, "Retail sales saw record surge in May, signaling economic rebound," 16 June 2020 Sales at non-store retailers, which include internet companies like Amazon and eBay, rose 9% in May after posting growth of 9.5% in April. cleveland, "Retail sales increase record 17.7% from April to May, as economy rebounds from coronavirus," 16 June 2020 And of course the big winner of this pandemic, e-commerce, continued to surge: What the U.S. government calls non-store spending, which is online shopping, was 31% above year-ago levels. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "U.S. retail sales surge in May but remain well below normal levels," 16 June 2020

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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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Time Traveler for store

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The first known use of store was in the 13th century

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17 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Store.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/store. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for store

store

verb
How to pronounce store (audio)

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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