- (General American) enPR: stôr, IPA(key): /stɔɹ/
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: stô, IPA(key): /stɔː/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) enPR: stōr, IPA(key): /sto(ː)ɹ/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /stoə/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)
store (plural stores)
- A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.
- This building used to be a store for old tires.
- A supply held in storage.
- (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 […].”
- (computing, dated) Memory.
- The main store of 1000 36-bit words seemed large at the time.
- 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.
- A great quantity or number.
- John Milton (1608-1674)
- With store of ladies, whose bright eyes / Rain influence, and give the prize.
- John Milton (1608-1674)
- (supply held in storage): stock, supply
- (place from which items may be purchased): boutique, shop (UK); see also Wikisaurus:retail store
- (in computing): memory
Terms derived from store (noun)
place where items may be kept
supply held in storage
shop — see shop
in computing — see memory
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- (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.
- (transitive, computing) Write (something) into memory or registers.
- This operation stores the result on the stack.
- (intransitive) To remain in good condition while stored.
- I don't think that kind of cheese will store well in the refrigerator.
keep (something) while not in use
computing: write (something) into memory or registers
remain in good condition while stored
store m (plural stores)
- “store” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
store f (5th declension)
Declension of store (5th declension)