From Middle English store, stoure, storre, from Anglo-Norman stor, estore, estorr, estoer, and Old French estour, estor, from Latin īnstaurō.
- (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)
- Homophone: stower (in some accents)
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.
- 1922 February, James Joyce, “”, in Ulysses, Paris: Shakespeare and Company, […], →OCLC:
- But there was an infinite store of mercy in those eyes, for him too a word of pardon even though he had erred and sinned and wandered.
- 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 6, in Animal Farm […], London: Secker & Warburg, →OCLC:
- By late summer a sufficient store of stone had accumulated, and then the building began […] , under the superintendence of the pigs.
- 2006, Carolly Erickson, The Last Wife of Henry VIII:
- What surprised us all was how Will's lighthearted nature and constant store of good humor won over one of the great heiresses of King Henry's court, Anne Bourchier.
- (mainly North American) A place where items may be purchased; a shop.
- 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 […] .”
- 1948, Carey McWilliams, North from Mexico: The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States, J. B. Lippincott Company, page 75,
- In 1866 Colonel J. F. Meline noted that the rebozo had almost disappeared in Santa Fe and that hoop skirts, on sale in the stores, were being widely used.
- (computing, dated) Memory.
- The main store of 1000 36-bit words seemed large at the time.
- A great quantity or number; abundance.
- 1609, William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 37”, in Shake-speares Sonnets. […], London: By G[eorge] Eld for T[homas] T[horpe] and are to be sold by William Aspley, →OCLC:
- I make my love engrafted to this store.
- a. 1645, John Milton, “L’Allegro”, in Poems of Mr. John Milton, […], London: […] Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Mosely, […], published 1646, →OCLC:
- With store of Ladies, whose bright eies
Rain influence, and judge the prise
Of Wit, or Arms, while both contend
To win her Grace, whom all commend.
- A head of store cattle (feeder cattle to be sold to others for finishing); a store cattle beast.
- (supply held in storage): stock, supply
- (place from which items may be purchased): boutique, shop (UK); see also Thesaurus: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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store (third-person singular simple present stores, present participle storing, simple past and past participle stored)
- (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.
- The cabinets store all the food the mice would like.
- Have the capacity and capability to contain.
- They sell boxes that store 24 mason jars.
- (transitive, computing) To write (something) into memory or registers.
- This operation stores the result on the stack.
Terms derived from the verb "store"
keep (something) while not in use
computing: write (something) into memory or registers
remain in good condition while stored
- store at OneLook Dictionary Search
- store on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Store in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
Latin storea (“mat”), via regional Italian stora (modern Italian stuoia).
store m (plural stores)
- ^ Etymology and history of “store”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- “store”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
store f (5th declension)
Declension of store (5th declension)
From Anglo-Norman stor, estour, ultimately from Latin instaurare. Compare warnestore.
- supplies, provisions
- livestock, farm animals
- (stored) possessions, savings
- collection, storage
- storehouse, storeroom
- value, importance
- English: store
- Scots: store
- “stōr(e, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-03.
From Old English stōr and Old Norse stórr, from Proto-Germanic *stōraz; some forms are also influenced by Middle Dutch stuur.
- strong, powerful, intense
- violent, threatening, imposing
- stern, sharp, harsh
- numerous, large in number
- large, big, great
- coarse, rough
- “stọ̄r(e, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-03.
- “stọ̄re, adv.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-03.
From Old English stōr; possibly from a Celtic language.
- “stọ̄r(e, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-03.