Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place where merchandise is offered for sale; a shop.
  • n. A stock or supply reserved for future use: a squirrel's store of acorns.
  • n. Supplies, especially of food, clothing, or arms.
  • n. A place where commodities are kept; a warehouse or storehouse.
  • n. A great quantity or number; an abundance.
  • transitive v. To reserve or put away for future use.
  • transitive v. To fill, supply, or stock.
  • transitive v. To deposit or receive in a storehouse or warehouse for safekeeping.
  • transitive v. Computer Science To copy (data) into memory or onto a storage device, such as a hard disk.
  • idiom in store Forthcoming: great trouble in store for her.
  • idiom in store In reserve; stored.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.
  • n. A supply held in storage.
  • n. A place where items may be purchased.
  • n. Memory.
  • n. A large amount of information retained in one's memory.
  • v. To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose.
  • v. Write (something) into memory or registers.
  • v. To remain in good condition while stored.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Accumulated; hoarded.
  • n. That which is accumulated, or massed together; a source from which supplies may be drawn; hence, an abundance; a great quantity, or a great number.
  • n. A place of deposit for goods, esp. for large quantities; a storehouse; a warehouse; a magazine.
  • n. Any place where goods are sold, whether by wholesale or retail; a shop.
  • n. Articles, especially of food, accumulated for some specific object; supplies, as of provisions, arms, ammunition, and the like.
  • transitive v. To collect as a reserved supply; to accumulate; to lay away.
  • transitive v. To furnish; to supply; to replenish; esp., to stock or furnish against a future time.
  • transitive v. To deposit in a store, warehouse, or other building, for preservation; to warehouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of stoor.
  • A Middle English form of stoor.
  • To provide; furnish; supply; equip; outfit.
  • To stock with provisions; provision: replenish.
  • To deposit in a store or warehouse for preservation or safe-keeping; warehouse.
  • To lay up in reserve; accumulate; hoard: often with up.
  • To restore.
  • n. That which is provided or furnished for use as needed; a stock accumulated as for future use; a supply; a hoard; specifically, in the plural, articles, particularly of food, accumulated for a specific object; supplies, as of food, ammunition, arms, or clothing: as, military or naval stores; the winter stores of a family.
  • n. Hence A great quantity; a large number; abundance; plenty: used with, or archaically without, the indefinite article.
  • n. A place where supplies, as provisions, ammunition, arms, clothing, or goods of any kind. are kept for future use or distribution; a storehouse; a warehouse; a magazine.
  • n. Hence A place where goods are kept for sale by either wholesale or retail; a shop: as, a book-store; a dry-goods store. See note under shop, 2.
  • Hoarded; laid up: as, store linen; store fruit.
  • Containing stores; set apart for receiving stores or supplies. Compare store-city.
  • Obtained at a store or shop; purchased or purchasable at a shop or store: as, store clothes; store teeth (humorously used for false teeth).
  • n. A Middle English form of stour.
  • n. A window-shade: the French term used in English for such a shade when of decorative character, especially when of French manufacture.
  • n. An animal bought to be fattened for the market; store cattle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a depository for goods
  • v. keep or lay aside for future use
  • n. a supply of something available for future use
  • n. an electronic memory device
  • v. find a place for and put away for storage
  • n. a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services

Etymologies

Middle English stor, supply, from Old French estor, from estorer, to build, from Latin īnstaurāre, to restore.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin instaurare (Wiktionary)

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  • A sheep (or other meat animal) in good condition, but not fat, purchased by dealers to fatten for later resale.

    February 18, 2010