Meaning of STORE in English


[store] vt stored ; [ME, fr. OF estorer to construct, restore, store, fr. L instaurare to renew, restore] (13c) 1: lay away, accumulate "~ vegetables for winter use" "an organism that absorbs and ~s DDT"

2: furnish, supply; esp: to stock against a future time "~ a ship with provisions"

3: to place or leave in a location (as a warehouse, library, or computer memory) for preservation or later use or disposal

4: to provide storage room for: hold "elevators for storing surplus wheat" -- adj

[2]store n (13c) 1 a: something that is stored or kept for future use b pl: 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--usu. used with in "when placing eggs in ~ --Dublin Sunday Independent"

3: value, importance "set great ~ by a partner's opinion"

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

5. a: storehouse, warehouse b chiefly Brit: memory 4

6: a business establishment where usu. diversified goods are kept for retail sale "grocery ~"--compare shop -- in store : in readiness: in preparation "there's a surprise in store for you" [3]store adj (1602) 1 or stores : of, relating to, kept in, or used for a store

2: purchased from a store as opposed to being natural or homemade: manufactured, ready-made "~ clothes" "~ bread"

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.