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store meaning

[ stɔ:, stɔə ] Pronunciation:   "store" in a sentence
  • Noun: store  stor
    1. A mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
      - shop 
    2. A supply of something available for future use
      "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
      - stock, fund 
    3. An electronic memory device
      - memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, memory board 
    4. A depository for goods
      - storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage
    Verb: store  stor
    1. 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"
      - hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away 
    2. Find a place for and put away for storage
      "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"

    Derived forms: storing, stores, stored

    See also: storage

    Type of: accumulation, computer hardware, deposit, depositary, depository, hardware, hold on, keep, memory device, mercantile establishment, outlet, repository, retail store, sales outlet, storage device

    Part of: computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

    Encyclopedia: Store Store, Slovenia


  • [Architecture]
    1.

    A place where goods are kept for sale; a shop.

    2.

    A place where goods or materials are accumulated and kept for future use.


  • [Business]
    noun, verb

    noun

    CHAIN STORE, CONSIGNMENT STORE, CONVENIENCE STORE, CORNER STORE, DEPARTMENT STORE, DESTINATION STORE, DIME STORE, DISCOUNT STORE, FIVE-AND-TEN-CENT STORE, GENERAL STORE, GIFT STORE, IN-STORE, MULTIPLE STORE, PACKAGE STORE, VARIETY STORE, WAREHOUSE STORE

    1 [C]

    a large shop that sells many different types of goods:

    a big department store

    2 [C] (especially AmE)

    a shop, large or small:

    a retail store

    a new clothing store

    Their online store offers services that a physical store cannot.

    Their latest album is in the stores (= available to buy) now.

    The latest version of the program will hit stores

    (= become available to buy) this week.

    3 stores [pl.]

    goods of a particular kind or for a particular purpose:

    fuel/medical stores

    4 [C] (often stores [pl.])

    a place where goods of a particular kind are kept:

    a frozen food store

    WAREHOUSE

    5 [C]

    a quantity or supply of sth that is available to use:

    a store of information

    SHOP noun

    verb [+ obj]

    1

    to put sth somewhere and keep it there to use later:

    The goods are stored in warehouses until a buyer is found.

    The stand was dismantled

    (= taken apart) and stored away until the next conference.

    If we borrow too much money we will be storing up problems for the future.

    2 (IT )

    to keep information or facts in a computer:

    These portable drives store up to one gigabyte of data.


  • [Electronics]
    1. To place data in a nonvolatile medium (such as a hard disk, diskette, optical disk, magnetic tape, etc.).
    2. To place in the memory of a calculator or computer.
    3. In computing, a command that causes data to be placed in a nonvolatile medium. In some applications, this is called save.
    4. A nonvolatile medium on which data has been placed for future use or for archival purposes.

  • [Computer]
    <jargon> In some varieties of Commonwealth hackish, the preferred synonym for core. Thus, "bringing a program into store" means that a program is being swapped in from backing store to main store.

Examples

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  1. all the facts were stored in his memory.
  2. there are exquisite things in store for you.
  3. she had a plentiful store of provisions.
  4. i have an hour 's talk in store for you.
  5. the store keeps a large stock of goods for winter sale.

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