Meaning of STORE in English

STORE

/ stɔː(r); NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ C ] a large shop that sells many different types of goods :

a big department store

—see also chain store , variety store

2.

[ C ] ( NAmE ) a shop, large or small :

a health food store

a liquor store

—see also consignment store , convenience store , general store , package store

3.

[ C ] a quantity or supply of sth that you have and use :

her secret store of chocolate

a vast store of knowledge

4.

[ pl. ] stores goods of a particular kind or for a particular purpose :

medical stores

5.

[ C ] (often stores ) a place where goods of a particular kind are kept :

a grain store

weapons stores

IDIOMS

- in store (for sb)

- set / put (great, etc.) store by sth

—more at hit verb , mind verb

■ verb [ vn ]

1.

store sth (away / up) to put sth somewhere and keep it there to use later :

animals storing up food for the winter

He hoped the electronic equipment was safely stored away.

2.

to keep information or facts in a computer or in your brain :

Thousands of pieces of data are stored in a computer's memory.

PHRASAL VERBS

- store sth up

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : shortening of Old French estore (noun), estorer (verb), from Latin instaurare renew; compare with restore .

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