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store

[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,
  1. in readiness or reserve.
  2. 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.
Origin
1225-1275
1225-75; (v.) Middle English storen, aphetic variant of astoren < Old French estorer < Latin instaurāre to set up, renew, equivalent to in- in-2 + staur- (akin to Greek staurós across and to steer1) + -āre infinitive suffix; (noun) Middle English, aphetic variant of astore < Old French estore, derivative of estorer
Related forms
storer, noun
overstore, verb, overstored, overstoring.
substore, noun
well-stored, adjective
Synonyms
9. amass, save, husband; hoard, stockpile.
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Examples from the web for stored
  • Clusters of copper atoms were attached to each cell in the array, and data was stored by attaching electrons to the clusters.
  • The resulting clean drinking water is stored on the hips and can be sucked out through another tube.
  • Both use ultrasonic vibrations to turn the water stored in the tank to vapor.
  • Today, one in every thousand bits stored in a flash memory comes out wrong when the memory is read.
  • The best way to ensure that the seafood you buy is fresh and properly stored is to find a reliable fishmonger.
  • After bloom ends, much of a bulb's stored nutrient supply is gone.
  • These have a mildly spicy flavor that gets hotter when stored.
  • Most leftover seeds can be saved for the following season as long as they're stored properly.
  • He grows mountains of potatoes every year and knows exactly how they need to be stored.
  • It travels in used tires, which are usually stored outdoors before being shipped around the world.
British Dictionary definitions for stored

store

/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.
  1. an establishment for the retail sale of goods and services
  2. (in combination): storefront
7.
  1. a large supply or stock kept for future use
  2. (as modifier): store ship
8.
short for department store
9.
  1. a storage place such as a warehouse or depository
  2. (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.
  1. an animal bought lean to be fattened up for market
  2. (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
See also stores
Derived Forms
storable, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French estor, from estorer to restore, from Latin instaurāre to refresh; related to Greek stauros stake
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Word Origin and History for stored

store

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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Slang definitions & phrases for stored

store

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buddy store, mind the store


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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