What does STORE mean?

Definitions for STORE
stɔr, stoʊrstore

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word STORE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shop, storenoun

    a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services

    "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"

  2. store, stock, fundnoun

    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 boardnoun

    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, storeverb

    a depository for goods

    "storehouses were built close to the docks"

  5. store, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash awayverb

    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. storeverb

    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"


  1. storenoun

    A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.

    This building used to be a store for old tires.

  2. storenoun

    A supply held in storage.

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

  3. storenoun

    A place where items may be purchased.

    I need to get some milk from the grocery store.

  4. storenoun


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

  5. storeverb

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

    I'll store these books in the attic.

  6. storeverb

    Write (something) into memory or registers.

    This operation stores the result on the stack.

  7. storeverb

    To remain in good condition while stored.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Storeadjective

    Hoarded; laid up; accumulated.

    What floods of treasure have flowed into Europe by that action, so that the cause of Christendom is raised since twenty times told: of this treasure the gold was accumulate and store treasure; but the silver is still growing. Francis Bacon, Holy War.

  2. STOREnoun

    Etymology: stôr, in old Swedish and Runick, is much, and is prefixed to other words to intend their signification; stor, Danish; stoor, Islandick, is great. The Teutonick dialects nearer to English seem not to have retained this word.

    The ships are fraught with store of victuals, and good quantity of treasure. Francis Bacon.

    None yet, but store hereafter from the earth
    Up hither like aereal vapours flew,
    Of all things transitory and vain, when sin
    With vanity had fill’d the works of men. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Jove, grant me length of life, and years good store
    Heap on my bended back. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    We liv’d
    Supine amidst our flowing store,
    We slept securely, and we dreamt of more. Dryden.

    Thee, goddess, thee, Britannia’s isle adores:
    How has she oft exhausted all her stores,
    How oft in fields of death thy presence sought?
    Nor thinks the mighty prize too dearly bought. Addison.

    Their minds are richly fraught
    With philosophick stores. James Thomson.

    Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures? Deutr. xxxii. 34.

    Divine Cecilia came,
    Inventress of the vocal frame:
    The sweet enthusiast from her sacred store
    Enlarg’d the former narrow bounds,
    And added length to solemn sounds. Dryden.

    Sulphurous and nitrous foam,
    Concocted and adusted, they reduc’d
    To blackest grain, and into store convey’d. John Milton.

  3. To Storeverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Wise Plato said the world with men was stor’d,
    That succour each to other might afford. John Denham.

    Her face with thousand beauties blest;
    Her mind with thousand virtues stor’d;
    Her pow’r with boundless joy confest,
    Her person only not ador’d. Matthew Prior.

    Some were of opinion that it were best to stay where they were, until more aid and store of victuals were come; but others said the enemy were but barely stored with victuals, and therefore could not long hold out. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    One having stored a pond of four acres with carps, tench, and other fish, and only put in two small pikes, at seven years end, upon the draught, not one fish was left, but the two pikes grown to an excessive bigness. Matthew Hale.

    The mind reflects on its own operations about the ideas got by sensation, and thereby stores itself with a new set of ideas, which I call ideas of reflection. John Locke.

    To store the vessel let the care be mine,
    With water from the rocks and rosy wine,
    And life-sustaining bread. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    Let the main part of the corn be a common stock, laid in and stored up, and then delivered out in proportion. Francis Bacon.


  1. store

    A store is a place where goods or products are kept, displayed, and sold to customers. It typically refers to a physical retail location, but can also include online platforms where products are listed and sold. Stores are often organized by categories or departments, allowing customers to browse and select items they wish to purchase. The primary purpose of a store is to facilitate the exchange of goods and services between sellers and consumers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Storeverb

    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. Storeverb

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

  3. Storeverb

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

  4. Storeverb

    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. Storeadjective

    accumulated; hoarded

  6. Storeverb

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

  7. Storeverb

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

  8. Storeverb

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

  9. Etymology: [OE. storen, OF. estorer to construct, restore, store, LL. staurare, for L. instaurare to renew, restore; in + staurare (in comp.) Cf. Instore, Instaurate, Restore, Story a floor.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Store

    stōr, n. a hoard or quantity gathered: abundance: a storehouse: any place where goods are sold: (pl.) supplies of provisions, ammunition, &c. for an army or a ship.—v.t. to gather in quantities: to supply: to lay up in store: to hoard: to place in a warehouse.—adj. Stō′rable, capable of being stored.—ns. Stō′rage, the placing in a store: the safe-keeping of goods in a store: the price paid or charged for keeping goods in a store; Store′-farm (Scot.), a stock-farm, a cattle-farm; Store′-farm′er; Store′house, a house for storing goods of any kind: a repository: a treasury; Store′-keep′er, a man who has charge of a store: one who owns a store: (U.S.) any unsaleable article; Stō′rer, one who stores; Store′room, a room in which things are stored: a room in a store; Store′-ship, a vessel used for transporting naval stores.—In store (Shak.), in hoard for future use, ready for supply; Set store by, to value greatly. [O. Fr. estor, estoire—L. instaurāre, to provide.]

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.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Store

    An Americanism for a shop or warehouse.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STORE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Store is ranked #102197 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Store surname appeared 176 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Store.

    56.2% or 99 total occurrences were White.
    25% or 44 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    11.3% or 20 total occurrences were Black.
    4.5% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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 for STORE »

  1. resto

  2. torse

  3. stero

  4. soter

  5. rotse

  6. roset

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of STORE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of STORE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of STORE in a Sentence

  1. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images:

    You just have to keep an open mind and be open to shopping for things out of season, i purchased a vintage 1992 Elvira life-sized cutout for our store window from a garage sale back in July.

  2. Ted McCaffrey:

    Buy online pickup in store is every CEO's nirvana.

  3. Linh Tu:

    The store has been repeatedly burglarized, we get shoplifted, when we contact 911, they refuse to send police officers to the scene because no one was harmed.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Right now, people on the No-Fly list can walk into a store and buy a gun. That is insane. If you're too dangerous to board a plane, you're too dangerous, by definition, to buy a gun, and so I'm calling on Congress to close this loophole, now. We may not be able to prevent every tragedy, but -- at a bare minimum -- we shouldn't be making it so easy for potential terrorists or criminals to get their hands on a gun that they could use against Americans.

  5. Courtney Houston:

    It would get to the point when you go to a store you just cry, and that sounds crazy and pathetic and people are like,' Well, you can just try a different brand or try a different type,' and we tried.

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