stockpile (plural stockpiles)
- A supply, especially a large one, of something kept for future use.
- 2017 August 25, Aukkarapon Niyomyat, Panarat Thepgumpanat, “Thai junta seeks Yingluck's arrest as former PM skips court verdict”, in reuters.com:
- Under the rice subsidy program, Yingluck's administration paid farmers up to 50 percent more than market prices for their rice. The policy was popular with farmers but left Thailand with huge rice stockpiles and caused $8 billion in losses.
supply for future use
- To accumulate a stockpile.
- 2019 November 21, Samanth Subramanian, “How our home delivery habit reshaped the world”, in The Guardian:
- He [Jeff Bezos] once suggested that, by paying college students on every Manhattan block to stockpile products in their apartments and to shuttle them up and down on bicycles, Amazon could edge towards near-instant delivery.
accumulate a stockpile