Definitions for Warehouseˈwɛərˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊz, -ˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ware•houseˈwɛərˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊz, -ˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz(n.; v.)(pl.)-hous•es; -housed, -hous•ing.

  1. (n.)a building for the storage of goods, merchandise, etc.

    Category: Business

  2. any large and usu. public custodial institution for the confinement of the mentally ill, the aged, etc.

  3. (v.t.)to place, deposit, or store in a warehouse.

    Category: Business

  4. to set aside or accumulate, as for future use.

    Category: Commerce

  5. to place in a government or bonded warehouse, to be kept until duties are paid.

    Category: Business

  6. to confine (the mentally ill, the aged, etc.) in large custodial institutions.

    Category: Sociology

  7. (of a landlord) to keep (an apartment) vacant prior to a conversion to cooperative or condominium so as to bring a higher price from a nonresident.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. warehouse, storage warehouse(verb)

    a storehouse for goods and merchandise

  2. warehouse(verb)

    store in a warehouse

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. warehouse(noun)ˈwɛərˌhaʊs; v. -ˌhaʊz, -ˌhaʊs

    a large building for storing goods

    a warehouse near the harbor


  1. warehouse(Noun)

    A place for storing large amounts of products (wares). In logistics, a place where products go to from the manufacturer before going to the retailer.

  2. warehouse(Verb)

    To store, as in a warehouse.

  3. warehouse(Verb)

    To confine people to institutions for long-term periods.

  4. warehouse(Noun)

    Plural form of warehouseman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warehouse(noun)

    a storehouse for wares, or goods

  2. Warehouse(verb)

    to deposit or secure in a warehouse

  3. Warehouse(verb)

    to place in the warehouse of the government or customhouse stores, to be kept until duties are paid


  1. Warehouse

    A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial areas of cities and towns and villages. They usually have loading docks to load and unload goods from trucks. Sometimes warehouses are designed for the loading and unloading of goods directly from railways, airports, or seaports. They often have cranes and forklifts for moving goods, which are usually placed on ISO standard pallets loaded into pallet racks. Stored goods can include any raw materials, packing materials, spare parts, components, or finished goods associated with agriculture, manufacturing and production.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Warehouse' in Nouns Frequency: #2444

Anagrams of Warehouse

  1. houseware

Translations for Warehouse

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a building in which goods are stored

a furniture warehouse.

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