UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstɔːr/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stɔr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stôr, stōr)

Inflections of 'store' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
store /stɔr/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  stored, stor•ing, adj. 
n. [countable]
  1. Businessan establishment where merchandise is sold:a department store; a hardware store.
  2. Businessa grocery store.
  3. Businessa supply or stock of something, esp. for future use:a huge store of ammunition.
  4. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]a storehouse or warehouse.
  5. great quantity;
    abundance:a rich store of grain.

v. [+ object]
  1. to supply or stock with something.
  2. to put away for future use:Squirrels store nuts for the winter.
  3. to deposit in a place for keeping:We stored some of our furniture while we lived abroad.
  4. Computingto put or retain (data) in a computer memory unit:The command "ST'' is to store your file.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. bought from a store;
    commercial:store-bought bread.
  1. Idiomsin store: 
    • in reserve:We held some supplies in store.
    • about to happen:You don't know what's in store for you.
  2. Idiomsset or lay store by, [+ object] to think highly of;
    to have regard for:I don't set too much store by what he says.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
store  (stôr, stōr),USA pronunciation  n., v.,  stored, stor•ing, adj. 
  1. Businessan establishment where merchandise is sold, usually on a retail basis.
  2. Businessa grocery:We need bread and milk from the store.
  3. Businessa stall, room, floor, or building housing or suitable for housing a retail business.
  4. Businessa supply or stock of something, esp. one for future use.
  5. stores, supplies of food, clothing, or other requisites, as for a household, inn, or naval or military forces.
  6. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]a storehouse or warehouse.
  7. quantity, esp. great quantity;
    abundance, or plenty:a rich store of grain.
  8. in store: 
    • in readiness or reserve.
    • about to happen;
      imminent:There is a great deal of trouble in store for them if they persist in their ways.
  9. set or  lay store by, to have high regard for;
    esteem:She sets great store by good character.

  1. to supply or stock with something, as for future use.
  2. to accumulate or put away, for future use (usually fol. by up or away).
  3. to deposit in a storehouse, warehouse, or other place for keeping.
  4. Computingto put or retain (data) in a memory unit.

  1. to take in or hold supplies, goods, or articles, as for future use.
  2. to remain fresh and usable for considerable time on being stored:Flour stores well.

  1. bought from a store;
    commercial:a loaf of store bread.
storer, n. 
  • Old French estore, derivative of estorer
  • Latin instaurāre to set up, renew, equivalent. to in- in-2 + staur- (akin to Greek staurós across and to steer1) + -āre infinitive suffix; (noun, nominal) Middle English, aphetic variant of astore
  • Old French estorer
  • (verb, verbal) Middle English storen, aphetic variant of astoren 1225–75
    • 11.See corresponding entry in Unabridged amass, save, husband;
      hoard, stockpile.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
store /stɔː/ vb
  1. (transitive) to keep, set aside, or accumulate for future use
  2. (transitive) to place in a warehouse, depository, etc, for safekeeping
  3. (transitive) to supply, provide, or stock
  4. (intransitive) to be put into storage
  5. to enter or retain (information) in a storage device
  1. an establishment for the retail sale of goods and services
  2. (in combination): storefront
  3. a large supply or stock kept for future use
  4. short for department store
  5. a storage place such as a warehouse or depository
  6. (in combination): storeman
  7. the state of being stored (esp in the phrase in store)
  8. a large amount or quantity
  9. chiefly Brit
    another name for memory
  10. in storeforthcoming or imminent
  11. lay store by, put store by, set store byto value or reckon as important

See also storesEtymology: 13th Century: from Old French estor, from estorer to restore, from Latin instaurāre to refresh; related to Greek stauros stake

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