[stawr, stohr] /stɔr, stoʊr/
an establishment where merchandise is sold, usually on a retail basis.
We need bread and milk from the store.
a stall, room, floor, or building housing or suitable for housing a retail business.
a supply or stock of something, especially one for future use.
stores, supplies of food, clothing, or other requisites, as for a household, inn, or naval or military forces.
Chiefly British. a storehouse or warehouse.
quantity, especially great quantity; abundance, or plenty:
a rich store of grain.
verb (used with object), stored, storing.
to supply or stock with something, as for future use.
to accumulate or put away, for future use (usually followed by up or away).
to deposit in a storehouse, warehouse, or other place for keeping.
Computers. to put or retain (data) in a memory unit.
verb (used without object), stored, storing.
to take in or hold supplies, goods, or articles, as for future use.
to remain fresh and usable for considerable time on being stored:
Flour stores well.
bought from a store; commercial:
a loaf of store bread.
set / lay store by, to have high regard for; value; esteem:
She sets great store by good character.
(transitive) to keep, set aside, or accumulate for future use
(transitive) to place in a warehouse, depository, etc, for safekeeping
(transitive) to supply, provide, or stock
(intransitive) to be put into storage
(computing) to enter or retain (information) in a storage device
short for department store
the state of being stored (esp in the phrase in store)
a large amount or quantity
(computing, mainly Brit) another name for memory (sense 7)
Also called store pig. a pig that has not yet been weaned and weighs less than 40 kg
in store, forthcoming or imminent
lay store by, put store by, set store by, to value or reckon as important
having been stored for too long
Acetaldehyde may accumulate in overstored fruit.
mid-13c., “to supply or stock,” from Old French estorer “erect, furnish, store,” from Latin instaurare “restore,” from in- “in” + -staurare, from a noun cognate with Greek stauros “pole, stake” (see steer (v.)). The meaning “to keep in store for future use” (1550s) probably is a back-formation from store (n.).
c.1300, “that with which a household, camp, etc. is stored,” from store (v.). Sense of “sufficient supply (of anything)” is attested from late 15c. The meaning “place where goods are kept for sale” is first recorded 1721 in American English (British prefers shop). Stores “articles and equipment for an army” is from 1630s. In store “laid up for future use” (also of events, etc.) is recorded from late 14c. Store-bought is attested from 1952, American English; earlier store-boughten (1883).
[oh-ver-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee] /ˈoʊ vərˌstɔr i, -ˌstoʊr i/ noun, plural overstories. 1. the uppermost layer of foliage in a forest, forming the canopy.
[oh-ver-stres] /ˌoʊ vərˈstrɛs/ verb (used with object) 1. . 2. to subject to excessive or strain. 3. Mechanics. to (a metal or other body) to the point of deformation.
[oh-ver-stres] /ˌoʊ vərˈstrɛs/ verb (used with object) 1. . 2. to subject to excessive or strain. 3. Mechanics. to (a metal or other body) to the point of deformation. [stres] /strɛs/ noun 1. importance attached to a thing: to lay stress upon good manners. Synonyms: significance, meaning, emphasis, consequence; weight, value, worth. 2. Phonetics. emphasis […]
[verb oh-ver-strech; noun oh-ver-strech, oh-ver-strech] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈstrɛtʃ; noun ˌoʊ vərˈstrɛtʃ, ˈoʊ vərˌstrɛtʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to stretch excessively. 2. to stretch or extend over. noun 3. an act or instance of overstretching. /ˌəʊvəˈstrɛtʃ/ verb (transitive) 1. to make excessive demands or put excessive pressure on (oneself, finances, etc) 2. to stretch (muscles […]