Definitions for storestɔr, stoʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

storestɔr, stoʊr(n.; v.; adj.)stored, stor•ing

  1. (n.)an establishment where merchandise is sold, usu. on a retail basis.

    Category: Business

  2. a grocery.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

  3. a supply or stock of something, esp. for future use.

    Category: Business

  4. stores, supplies of food, clothing, arms, or other requisites.

  5. Chiefly Brit. a storehouse or warehouse.

    Category: British

  6. quantity, esp. great quantity; abundance:

    a rich store of grain.

  7. (v.t.)to supply or stock with something, as for future use.

  8. to accumulate or put away, for future use.

  9. to deposit in a storehouse or other place for keeping.

  10. to put or retain (data) in a computer memory unit.

    Category: Computers

  11. (v.i.)to remain fresh and usable for considerable time on being stored.

  12. to take in or hold supplies or articles, as for future use.

  13. (adj.)bought from a store; commercial:

    store bread.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for store:

  1. in store, in readiness or reserve. about to happen.

    Category: Idiom

  2. set or lay store by,to have regard for; value; esteem.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of store:

1225–75; (v.) ME, aph. var. of astoren < OF estorer < L instaurāre to renew, restore; (n.) ME, aph. var. of astore < OF estore, der. of estorer


Princeton's WordNet

  1. shop, store(noun)

    a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services

    "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"

  2. store, stock, fund(noun)

    a supply of something available for future use

    "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"

  3. memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory board(noun)

    an electronic memory device

    "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"

  4. storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store(verb)

    a depository for goods

    "storehouses were built close to the docks"

  5. store, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away(verb)

    keep or lay aside for future use

    "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"

  6. store(verb)

    find a place for and put away for storage

    "where should we stow the vegetables?"; "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. store(noun)ɔr, stoʊr

    a place you can go to buy sth

    a clothing store; a grocery store; I'm going to the store to get milk.

  2. storeɔr, stoʊr

    a supply kept in a place to be used in the future

    a store of wood for the fire

  3. storeɔr, stoʊr

    about to happen in the future

    There are some exciting changes in store for our employees.

  4. store(verb)ɔr, stoʊr

    to keep in a place for use in the future

    We store the rare books in a special room.; pictures of the wedding stored on the computer


  1. store(Noun)

    A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.

    This building used to be a store for old tires.

  2. store(Noun)

    A supply held in storage.

    We have a large store of beer, in case we're snowed in.

  3. store(Noun)

    A place where items may be purchased.

    I need to get some milk from the grocery store.

  4. store(Noun)


    The main store of 1000 36-bit words seemed large at the time.

  5. store(Verb)

    To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose.

    I'll store these books in the attic.

  6. store(Verb)

    Write (something) into memory or registers.

    This operation stores the result on the stack.

  7. store(Verb)

    To remain in good condition while stored.

    I don't think that kind of cheese will store well in the refrigerator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Store(verb)

    that which is accumulated, or massed together; a source from which supplies may be drawn; hence, an abundance; a great quantity, or a great number

  2. Store(verb)

    a place of deposit for goods, esp. for large quantities; a storehouse; a warehouse; a magazine

  3. Store(verb)

    any place where goods are sold, whether by wholesale or retail; a shop

  4. Store(verb)

    articles, especially of food, accumulated for some specific object; supplies, as of provisions, arms, ammunition, and the like; as, the stores of an army, of a ship, of a family

  5. Store(adj)

    accumulated; hoarded

  6. Store(verb)

    to collect as a reserved supply; to accumulate; to lay away

  7. Store(verb)

    to furnish; to supply; to replenish; esp., to stock or furnish against a future time

  8. Store(verb)

    to deposit in a store, warehouse, or other building, for preservation; to warehouse; as, to store goods

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. store

    [prob.: from techspeak main store] In some varieties of Commonwealth hackish, the preferred synonym for core. Thus, bringing a program into store means not that one is returning shrink-wrapped software but that a program is being swapped in.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'store' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2858

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'store' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3009

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'store' in Nouns Frequency: #791

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'store' in Verbs Frequency: #535

Anagrams of store

  1. resto

  2. torse

Translations for store

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a supply of eg goods from which things are taken when required

They took a store of dried and canned food on the expedition; The quartermaster is the officer in charge of stores.

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