Overstored



[stawr, stohr] /stɔr, stoʊr/

noun
1.
an establishment where merchandise is sold, usually on a retail basis.
2.
a grocery:
We need bread and milk from the store.
3.
a stall, room, floor, or building housing or suitable for housing a retail business.
4.
a supply or stock of something, especially one for future use.
5.
stores, supplies of food, clothing, or other requisites, as for a household, inn, or naval or military forces.
6.
Chiefly British. a storehouse or warehouse.
7.
quantity, especially great quantity; abundance, or plenty:
a rich store of grain.
verb (used with object), stored, storing.
8.
to supply or stock with something, as for future use.
9.
to accumulate or put away, for future use (usually followed by up or away).
10.
to deposit in a storehouse, warehouse, or other place for keeping.
11.
Computers. to put or retain (data) in a memory unit.
verb (used without object), stored, storing.
12.
to take in or hold supplies, goods, or articles, as for future use.
13.
to remain fresh and usable for considerable time on being stored:
Flour stores well.
adjective
14.
bought from a store; commercial:
a loaf of store bread.
Idioms
15.
in store,

16.
set / lay store by, to have high regard for; value; esteem:
She sets great store by good character.
/stɔː/
verb
1.
(transitive) to keep, set aside, or accumulate for future use
2.
(transitive) to place in a warehouse, depository, etc, for safekeeping
3.
(transitive) to supply, provide, or stock
4.
(intransitive) to be put into storage
5.
(computing) to enter or retain (information) in a storage device
noun
6.

7.

8.
short for department store
9.

10.
the state of being stored (esp in the phrase in store)
11.
a large amount or quantity
12.
(computing, mainly Brit) another name for memory (sense 7)
13.
Also called store pig. a pig that has not yet been weaned and weighs less than 40 kg
14.

15.
in store, forthcoming or imminent
16.
lay store by, put store by, set store by, to value or reckon as important
adjective

having been stored for too long
Examples

Acetaldehyde may accumulate in overstored fruit.
v.

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.).
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).

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