Store



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,

in readiness or reserve.
about to happen; imminent:
There is a great deal of trouble in store for them if they persist in their ways.

16.
set / lay store by, to have high regard for; value; esteem:
She sets great store by good character.
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.

an establishment for the retail sale of goods and services
(in combination): storefront

7.

a large supply or stock kept for future use
(as modifier): store ship

8.
short for department store
9.

a storage place such as a warehouse or depository
(in combination): storeman

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.

an animal bought lean to be fattened up for market
(as modifier): store cattle

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

jargon
In some varieties of Commonwealth hackish, the preferred synonym for core. Thus, “bringing a program into store” means that a program is being swapped in from backing store to main store.
[Jargon File]
(2006-12-06)

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