What does store mean?

Definitions for store
stɔr, stoʊrstore

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word store.

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"


  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

  9. Origin: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. STORE

    The STORE (STOR) command is used by the client to tell the server to accept the data transferred via the data connection and to store the data as a file at the server site. If the file specified in the pathname exists at the server site, its contents are replaced by the data being transferred. A new file is created at the server site if the file specified in the pathname does not already exist.

    Submitted by rinat on November 19, 2019  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Store

    An Americanism for a shop or warehouse.

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

How to pronounce store?

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How to say store in sign language?

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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. Elana Silverstein:

    I avoid the store, too many crowds.

  2. Raymond Chandler:

    California, the department store state.

  3. Dirk Hebel:

    They don't have the space to store waste.

  4. Harry S Truman:

    We can never tell what is in store for us.

  5. Alain Alpern:

    People don't realize what is in store for them.

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