from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A place in which goods or merchandise are stored; a storehouse.
  • noun A large, usually wholesale shop.
  • transitive verb To place or store in a warehouse, especially in a bonded or government warehouse.
  • transitive verb To institutionalize (a person) in usually deficient housing and in conditions in which medical, educational, psychiatric, and social services are below par or absent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To deposit or secure in a warehouse; specifically, to place in the government or customhouse stores, to be kept until duties are paid.
  • noun A house in which wares or goods are kept; a storehouse.
  • noun Specifically— A store in which goods are placed for safe-keeping; a building for the temporary deposit of goods for a compensation.
  • noun A building for storing imported goods on which customs ducs have not been paid.
  • noun A store for the sale of goods at wholesale; also, often, a large retail establishment.
  • noun See the adjectives.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A storehouse for wares, or goods.
  • transitive verb To deposit or secure in a warehouse.
  • transitive verb To place in the warehouse of the government or customhouse stores, to be kept until duties are paid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A place for storing large amounts of products (wares). In logistics, a place where products go to from the manufacturer before going to the retailer.
  • verb To store, as in a warehouse.
  • verb To confine people to institutions for long-term periods.

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

  • noun a storehouse for goods and merchandise
  • verb store in a warehouse


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