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Dictionary Definition

store

Noun

1 a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod" [syn: shop]
2 a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars" [syn: stock, fund]
3 an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached" [syn: memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, memory board]
4 a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks" [syn: storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage]

Verb

1 keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat" [syn: hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away]
2 find a place for and put away for storage; "where should we stow the vegetables?"; "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

< < from instaurare

Pronunciation

Noun

  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.
    We have a large store of beer, in case we're snowed in.
  3. In the context of "mainly North American": A place where items may be purchased.
    I need to get some milk from the grocery store.
  4. In the context of "computing|archaic": Memory.
    The main store of 1000 36-bit words seemed large at the time.

Synonyms

  • (place where items may be kept):
  • (supply held in storage): stock, supply
  • (place from which items may be purchased): boutique, shop (UK)
  • (in computing): memory

Translations

place where items may be kept
supply held in storage
place where items may be purchased
in computing See memory
Translations to be checked

Verb

  1. To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose.
    I'll store these books in the attic.
  2. In the context of "transitive|computing": Write (something) into memory or registers.
    This operation stores the result on the stack.
  3. To remain in good condition while stored.
    I don't think that kind of cheese will store well in the refrigerator.

Translations

keep (something) while not in use
computing: write (something) into memory or registers
remain in good condition while stored

French

Etymology

storea

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun m
  1. blind, shade (for a window)

Swedish

Adjective

store
  1. definite singular, natural gender masculine, of stor

Extensive Definition

Store may refer to:
store in Spanish: Tienda (desambiguación)
store in Hebrew: חנות
store in Japanese: 店
store in Portuguese: Loja
store in Simple English: Store
store in Yiddish: געשעפט

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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