- 1A quantity or supply of something kept for use as needed: the squirrel has a store of food • figurative her vast store of knowledgeMore example sentences
supply, stock, stockpile, reserve, cache, hoard, accumulation, cumulation, quantity, pile, heap, load; fund, bank, pool, mine, wealth, deposit, reservoir, inventory, repertoire, repertory• rare amassmentsupplies, provisions, stocks, rations, food, foodstuffs
- Here, the dollar is ubiquitous as a store of value, a measure of wealth and a pricing mechanism.
- Fittingly, this book provides a store of fascinating insights for those who love him, and a supply of brickbats for those who don't.
- Kerr is fortunate to have such a store of commitment at hand.
- 1.1A place where things are kept for future use or sale: a grain storeMore example sentences
- The service says that there are 384 000 tons in the licensed public stores, grain depositories and the mills.
- The sale includes a shop with floor space of 216 square metres and a store of 12 square metres.
- As Ray opened the door to a store of some sort, Rhea saw all of the weapons and armors.
- 1.2 (stores) Supplies of equipment and food kept for use by members of an army, navy, or other institution, or the place where they are kept: cupboards for medical stores he keeps the ship’s stores crates started arriving at the quartermaster’s storesMore example sentences
- For Sgt Nathan Walsh, this means stores and equipment from Australia have arrived.
- The ship carries provisions and stores for battalion transportation for more than ten days.
- The supply of stores to the ship, which required a detailed and lengthy programme, is now well under way.
- 2chiefly North American A shop of any size or kind: a health-food storeMore example sentences
- Sports drinks are easy enough to find, having made their way from health-food and sporting-goods stores to the corner grocery.
- Cinnamon sticks are found at grocery and health-food stores and, often during Christmas, at country gift shops.
- We have partnered with hair salons, health food stores, restaurants, flower shops, sports stores and other related businesses.
- 2.1British A large shop selling different types of goods: [with modifier]: DIY stores [as modifier]: a store managerMore example sentences
- In my young and impressionable years as a Saturday Sales Assistant in a national chain of shops, my store manager once brought her holiday photos in to work.
- The store sells bargain clothes, toys and household goods but has come under increasing pressure from competitors in the discount market.
- Head for Orchard Road where you will find a large selection of malls and stores selling everything from clothes and jewellery to compact disks and cameras.
- 3A sheep, steer, cow, or pig acquired or kept for fattening.More example sentences
- Dry cows and heifers will suffer no setback through being indoors for a couple of weeks and next in line would be yearling cattle and forward stores.
- The main changes for stores are with sheep which will be allowed into the market on a special movement licence which has to be obtained from the local trading standards officers.
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- 1Keep or accumulate (something) for future use: a small room used for storing furnitureMore example sentences
keep, keep in reserve, stow, stockpile, lay in/aside, set aside, put away, put down, put to one side, deposit, save, hoard, cache; stock up with/on, get in supplies of, collect, gather, accumulate, cumulate, amass; husband, reserve, preservestow (away), put away; warehouse
- Gareth took note and he took to a search for a suitable island to store his accumulated loot.
- Psychics say storing things causes corresponding accumulations in our bodies - a horrifying thought for hoarders.
- Even the biggest bookstores don't have enough room to store a fraction of the new books that wash in and out, like foam on a tide.
- 1.1Retain or enter (information) for future electronic retrieval: the data is stored on diskMore example sentences
- In these solutions, confidential information is stored on a secure Web server.
- Information is stored on the card and updated every time it is used in a transaction.
- This information will be stored on a special website so pupils can record and learn about the main issues in recycling and managing waste in the region.
- 1.2 (be stored with) Have a supply of (something useful): a mind well stored with esoteric knowledgeMore example sentences
- That means that the filing system in their brains is stored with memories that indicate that even seemingly benign situations can carry some hidden threat.
- 1In a safe place while not being used or displayed: items held in storeMore example sentences
- I am reliably informed however that numerous interesting items from this period are held in store by the museum.
- 2Coming in the future; about to happen: he did not yet know what lay in store for himMore example sentences
- For weeks they sweated over their decision, wondering what lay in store for them.
- But when we booked the holiday, little did we know what lay in store for us once we arrived.
- He signed a five-year contract last summer but admits he has been left wondering what the future has in store.
set (or lay or put) store by (or on)
- Consider to be of a particular degree of importance or value: many people set much store by privacyMore example sentences
- They may, for instance, have spent their college years as an Eros lover, passionate and quick to get involved, setting store on physical attraction and sexual satisfaction.
- In today's world of liberalisation and cut-throat competition, everyone sets store by cost effectiveness even in the field of arts.
- Coaches have begun to set store by saving runs rather than just scoring them.
store something up
- Create problems for the future by failing to address a particular situation adequately at the time: they’re storing up trouble by denying opportunities to younger playersMore example sentences
- There is little doubt many of us are storing up problems in our finances for our later years.
- What's happening today is storing up major problems for the future.
- In many ways the territorial settlement which Versailles established stored up problems for the future, not least in its reshaping of Germany.
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- By turning grain into spirits, the grain would not be wasted; instead, it was transformed into a storable product that could be transported.
- Because gray squirrels are highly sensitive to the perishability of acorns it was critical to design artificial seeds that were recognized by the animals as potentially storable items.
- At that time, temperatures are still relatively mild and there is a rich supply of storable food, such as seeds and nuts.
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- To the right of the vegetable storer, is a silver upright griller, and a new, white, 4 piece toaster, still in its box.
- I have no evidence that the storage rate for the sailboat is excessive, such as evidence from other storers of lower competitive rates or of a regulated range of rates.
- In the 1990s, one commentator presented the idea that archives should move from being a storer of information to a presenter of older information.
Middle English: shortening of Old French estore (noun), estorer (verb), from Latin instaurare 'renew'; compare with restore.