from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A retail store, usually located in a rural community, that sells a wide variety of merchandise but is not divided into departments.
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- n. A store which sells a large variety of useful things, without specializing highly in any particular type of merchandise, and which is not departmentalized.
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- n. a retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise
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It doesnot have to fear that it will pale before the past; no, of itself it contributesso valuable an addition to the general store of human culture that often, in order to make this culture fully appreciated, it strives to keep alivethe memory of former achievements, thus making sure that the present willfully understand the new gift.
The general store had sprouted a petrol pump in front, which would mean that the residents no longer had to remember to stop in Serra Beach or Redwood City to fill up their tanks, and the café next door to the store had nearly doubled in size — it now might seat as many as twelve people at one time.
The first person they saw when they parked in Myfleet village was Katje Doorn, coming out of the general store with a bag of fruit and a bottle of shampoo.
Timothy was an egg farmer and Pierette ran the general store in the village.
Open since last fall, Court Street Grocers feels like a small-town general store teleported to the gentrifying fringe of Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn.
After studying at Shoreham Academy, he entered a country store at Enfield, Massachusetts, and was there for two years, then taught a district school, and later entered a general store at Concord, New Hampshire, when only seventeen.
There is no garbage pickup, our old stove won't fit in tin 'now hole, and the general store has never heard of Oregano.
My grandfather used to have a general store on Brrr Road at what they called Huggins Corners.
As the Clearys hurried past the general store the Catholic bell sounded, followed by the heavier tolling of the big bell on a post in front of the public school.
The general store was the next-biggest building, also boasting a sheltering awning, and two long wooden benches under its cluttered windows for passers-by to rest upon.