storage

noun

stor·​age ˈstȯr-ij How to pronounce storage (audio)
1
a
: space or a place for storing
b
: an amount stored
2
a
: the act of storing : the state of being stored
especially : the safekeeping of goods in a depository (such as a warehouse)
b
: the price charged for keeping goods in a storehouse
3
: the production by means of electric energy of chemical reactions that when allowed to reverse themselves generate electricity again without serious loss

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Example Sentences

Her new house is much smaller, so she had to rent additional storage. We need to get our furniture out of storage. the body's storage of fat the storage of nuclear waste
Recent Examples on the Web The fire had destroyed over 90 golf carts, as well as the solar panels covering the storage area. Vic Verbalaitis, The Arizona Republic, 14 Sep. 2022 Easy to use, simply remove the aluminum seal and place the canister of crystals with its vented top on a closet shelf, in a small bathroom or a basement or garage storage area. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 13 Sep. 2022 Graphic green herringbone paper highlights the storage area and the arch above the desk. Grace Gallagher, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2022 The car was located in a storage area of the facility. Adam Sennott, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2022 One highlight is that the cargo floor has two height settings, like the Honda CR-V. Unlike some other electric vehicles, the Equinox EV does not have a storage area under the hood. Carlos Lago, Car and Driver, 8 Sep. 2022 The building has a doorman, a bike storage area and a landscaped roof terrace. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2022 But The New York Times has reported that after receiving the subpoena, Corcoran searched through boxes kept in a storage area in Mar-a-Lago's basement for files with classified markings. Arkansas Online, 2 Sep. 2022 Directly off the living room is an oceanfront terrace with plenty of seating area, including a dining table and daybeds, as well as an outdoor kitchen with bar seating, a private swimming pool, sun deck, and storage area. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of storage was circa 1613

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“Storage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/storage. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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Kids Definition

storage

noun

stor·​age ˈstȯr-ij How to pronounce storage (audio)
1
: space or a place for putting things for future use or for safekeeping
The house has plenty of storage.
2
: the act of putting things somewhere especially for future use : the state of being stored
The boat is in storage until the spring.

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