Meaning of STORE in English



Function: noun

Date: 13th century

1 a : something that is stored or kept for future use b plural : articles (as of food) accumulated for some specific object and drawn upon as needed : STOCK , SUPPLIES c : something that is accumulated d : a source from which things may be drawn as needed : a reserve fund

2 : STORAGE ― usually used with in <when placing eggs in store ― Dublin Sunday Independent >

3 : VALUE , IMPORTANCE <set great store by a partner's opinion>

4 : a large quantity, supply, or number : ABUNDANCE

5 a : STOREHOUSE , WAREHOUSE b chiefly British : MEMORY 4

6 : a business establishment where usually diversified goods are kept for retail sale <a grocery store > ― compare SHOP

– in store : in readiness : in preparation <there's a surprise in store for you>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.