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Pronunciation: /stɔːr; stɔː(r)/

Translation of store in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 c and u (stock, supply) reserva (feminine), provisión (feminine) to keep a store of sth tener* una reserva or provisión de algo she has a vast store of witty anecdotes tiene una enorme colección de anécdotas graciosas he has a store of experience to draw on tiene el recurso de su amplia experiencia in store we always keep some drink in store siempre tenemos bebida de reserva there's a surprise in store for her la espera una sorpresa, se va a llevar una sorpresa knowing what was in store, she left home sabiendo lo que la esperaba, se fue de la casa we have a surprise in store for you te tenemos (preparada) una sorpresa who knows what the future has in store? ¿quién sabe lo que nos deparará el futuro? to set great/little store by sth dar* mucho/poco valor a algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    (stores plural)
    [Military/Militar] [Nautical/Náutica] pertrechos (masculine plural)
    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.
  • 2 (warehouse, storage place) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) almacén (masculine), depósito (masculine), bodega (feminine) (Mexico/México) he works in the store(s) trabaja en el almacén or en el depósito or (Mexico/México) en la bodega all our furniture is in store (British English/inglés británico) tenemos todos los muebles en depósito or en un guardamuebles
    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.
  • 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (shop) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) tienda (feminine) a shoe/hardware store una zapatería/ferretería 3.2
    (department store)
    grandes almacenes (masculine plural), tienda (feminine) store clerk (American English/inglés norteamericano) vendedor, (masculine, feminine), dependiente, (masculine, feminine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (keep) [food/drink/supplies] guardar; [Business/Comercio] [goods] almacenar; [information] almacenar; [electricity] acumular store in a cool, dry place consérvese en un lugar fresco y seco we have nowhere to store those files no tenemos donde guardar esos archivos the children's old toys are stored (away) in the attic los juguetes viejos de los niños están guardados en el desván energy is stored in the body in the form of fat el cuerpo almacena or acumula energía en forma de grasa 1.2 [Computing/Informática] [data/program] almacenar
  • 2 2.1 (put in store) [furniture] mandar a un depósito or a un guardamuebles 2.2 (stock, supply) to store sth with sth abastecer* algo de algo to store a ship with provisions abastecer* un barco de provisiones

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [fruit/vegetables] conservarse

adjective/adjetivo ( also store-bought /ˈstɔːrbɔːt; ˈstɔːbɔːt/)

Phrasal verbs

store up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (accumulate) [supplies] almacenar, hacer* acopio de 1.2 (build up) [resentment/bitterness] ir* acumulando

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