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warehouse

[n. wair-hous; v. wair-houz, -hous]
noun, plural warehouses [wair-hou-ziz] .
1.
a building, or a part of one, for the storage of goods, merchandise, etc.
2.
British. a large retail store.
3.
a building, or a part of one, in which wholesalers keep large stocks of merchandise, which they display and sell to retailers.
verb (used with object), warehoused [wair-houzd] , warehousing [wair-hou-zing] .
4.
to place, deposit, or store in a warehouse.
5.
to set aside or accumulate, as for future use.
6.
to place in a government or bonded warehouse, to be kept until duties are paid.
7.
Informal. to confine (the mentally ill) to large institutions for long-term custodial care.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see ware1, house

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warehouse
 
n
1.  a place where goods are stored prior to their use, distribution, or sale
2.  See bonded warehouse
3.  chiefly (Brit) a large commercial, esp wholesale, establishment
 
vb
4.  (tr) to store or place in a warehouse, esp a bonded warehouse

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warehouse
1349, from ware (n.) + house. Cf. Du. warenhuis, Ger. warenhaus. Meaning "large impersonal institution" is Amer.Eng. colloquial, first attested 1970. The verb is recorded from 1799; in the colloquial sense, from 1972.
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