Store - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |stɔːr|  American pronunciation of the word store
Brit.  |stɔː|  British pronunciation of the word store
- a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services (syn: shop)
- a supply of something available for future use (syn: fund, stock)
he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars
- an electronic memory device (syn: memory, storage)
- a depository for goods (syn: depot, entrepot, storage, storehouse)
storehouses were built close to the docks
- keep or lay aside for future use (syn: lay in, put in, salt away)
store grain for the winter
The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat
- find a place for and put away for storage
I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some

Examples

I'm going to the store to buy groceries.

The stores are always crowded around the holiday season.

...preferred homemade bread to store brands...

He possessed a vast store of knowledge.

Jessica dipped into her store of theatrical anecdotes.

She works at (in) a store.

Now it's time to store away your fur coats for the summer.

They store goods until consumers require them.

Don't store your mind with trivial things.

At Christmas the stores stay open late.

She worked in a bookstore during college.

I need to go to the store for some milk.

Squirrels are storing up nuts for the winter.

Store the beans in an airtight jar.

Standard letters can be stored on floppy discs.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: store
he/she/it: stores
present participle: storing
past tense: stored
past participle: stored
noun
singular: store
plural: stores
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