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Webster 1913 Edition


Store

Store

,
Noun.
[OE.
stor
,
stoor
, OF.
estor
, provisions, supplies, fr.
estorer
to store. See
Store
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
That which is accumulated, or massed together; a source from which supplies may be drawn; hence, an abundance; a great quantity, or a great number.
The ships are fraught with
store
of victuals.
Bacon.
With
store
of ladies, whose bright eyes
Rain influence, and give the prize.
Milton.
2.
A place of deposit for goods, esp. for large quantities; a storehouse; a warehouse; a magazine.
3.
Any place where goods are sold, whether by wholesale or retail; a shop.
[U.S. & British Colonies]
4.
pl.
Articles, especially of food, accumulated for some specific object; supplies, as of provisions, arms, ammunition, and the like;
as, the
stores
of an army, of a ship, of a family
.
His swine, his horse, his
stoor
, and his poultry.
Chaucer.
In store
,
in a state of accumulation; in keeping; hence, in a state of readiness.
“I have better news in store for thee.”
Shak.
Store clothes
, clothing purchased at a shop or store; – in distinction from that which is home-made.
[Colloq. U.S.]
Store pay
, payment for goods or work in articles from a shop or store, instead of money.
[U.S.]
To set store by
,
to value greatly; to have a high appreciation of.
To tell no store of
,
to make no account of; to consider of no importance.
Syn. – Fund; supply; abundance; plenty; accumulation; provision.
Store
,
Shop
. The English call the place where goods are sold (however large or splendid it may be) a shop, and confine the word store to its original meaning; viz., a warehouse, or place where goods are stored. In America the word store is applied to all places, except the smallest, where goods are sold. In some British colonies the word store is used as in the United States.
In his needy
shop
a tortoise hung,
An alligator stuffed, and other skins
Of ill-shaped fishes; and about his shelves
A beggarly account of empty boxes.
Shakespeare
Sulphurous and nitrous foam, . . .
Concocted and adjusted, they reduced
To blackest grain, and into
store
conveyed.
Milton.

Store

,
Adj.
Accumulated; hoarded.
Bacon.

Store

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Stored
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Storing
.]
[OE.
storen
, OF.
estorer
to construct, restore, store, LL.
staurare
, for L.
instaurare
to renew, restore;
in + staurare
(in comp.) Cf.
Instore
,
Instaurate
,
Restore
,
Story
a floor.]
1.
To collect as a reserved supply; to accumulate; to lay away.
Dora
stored
what little she could save.
Tennyson.
2.
To furnish; to supply; to replenish; esp., to stock or furnish against a future time.
Her mind with thousand virtues
stored
.
Prior.
Wise Plato said the world with men was
stored
.
Denham.
Having
stored
a pond of four acres with carps, tench, and other fish.
Sir M. Hale.
3.
To deposit in a store, warehouse, or other building, for preservation; to warehouse;
as, to
store
goods
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Store

STORE

,
Noun.
1.
A large number; as a store of years.
2.
A large quantity; great plenty; abundance; as a store of wheat or provisions.
3.
A stock provided; a large quantity for supply; ample abundance. The troops have great stores of provisions and ammunition. The ships have stores for a long voyage. [This the present usual acceptation of the word, and in this sense the plural, stores, is commonly used. When applied to a single article of supply, it is still sometimes used in the singular; as a good store of wine or of bread.]
4.
Quantity accumulated; fund; abundance; as stores of knowledge.
5.
A storehouse; a magazine; a warehouse. Nothing can be more convenient than the stores on Central wharf in Boston.
6.
In the United States, shops for the sale of goods of any kind, by wholesale or retail, are often called stores.
In store, in a state of accumulation, in a literal sense; hence, in a state of preparation for supply; in a state of readiness. Happiness is laid up in store for the righteous; misery is in store for the wicked.

STORE

,
Adj.
Hoarded; laid up; as store treasure. [Not in use.]

STORE

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To furnish; to supply; to replenish.
Wise Plato said the world with men was stord.
Her mind with thousand virtues stord.
2.
To stock against a future time; as a garrison well stored with provisions.
One having stored a pond of four acres with carp, tench and other fish--
3.
To reposit in a store or warehouse for preservation; to warehouse; as, to store goods.

Definition 2022


store

store

See also: störe and Störe

English

Noun

store (plural stores)

  1. A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.
    This building used to be a store for old tires.
  2. A supply held in storage.
  3. (mainly North American) A place where items may be purchased.
    I need to get some milk from the grocery store.
    • 1899, Stephen Crane, chapter 1, in Twelve O'Clock:
      There was some laughter, and Roddle was left free to expand his ideas on the periodic visits of cowboys to the town. “Mason Rickets, he had ten big punkins a-sittin' in front of his store, an' them fellers from the Upside-down-F ranch shot 'em up […].”
  4. (computing, dated) Memory.
    The main store of 1000 36-bit words seemed large at the time.
  5. A large amount of information retained in one's memory.
    His vast store of jokes means he has something funny to say in every situation.
  6. A great quantity or number.
    • John Milton (1608-1674)
      With store of ladies, whose bright eyes / Rain influence, and give the prize.

Synonyms

  • (supply held in storage): stock, supply
  • (place from which items may be purchased): boutique, shop (UK); see also Wikisaurus:retail store
  • (in computing): memory

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Verb

store (third-person singular simple present stores, present participle storing, simple past and past participle stored)

  1. (transitive) To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
      The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
    I'll store these books in the attic.
  2. (transitive, computing) To write (something) into memory or registers.
    This operation stores the result on the stack.
  3. (intransitive) To remain in good condition while stored.
    I don't think that kind of cheese will store well in the refrigerator.

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Danish

Adjective

store

  1. definite of stor
  2. plural of stor

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

store

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of storen

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French

Etymology

Latin storea.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stɔʁ/

Noun

store m (plural stores)

  1. blind, shade (for a window)

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Latvian

Noun

store f (5th declension)

  1. sturgeon

Declension


Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

store

  1. singular definite of stor
  2. plural of stor

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

store

  1. singular definite of stor
  2. plural of stor

Swedish

Adjective

store

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of stor.