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store / stôr/ • n. 1. a retail establishment selling items to the public: a health-food store. ∎  [as adj.] store-bought: there's a loaf of store bread. 2. a quantity or supply of something kept for use as needed: the squirrel has a store of food | fig. her vast store of knowledge. ∎  a place where things are kept for future use or sale: a grain store. ∎  (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. • v. [tr.] keep or accumulate (something) for future use: a small room used for storing furniture. ∎  retain or enter (information) for future electronic retrieval: the data is stored on disk. ∎  (be stored with) have a supply of (something useful): a mind well stored with esoteric knowledge. ∎  [intr.] remain fresh while being stored: they do not ship or store well. PHRASES: in store 1. in a safe place while not being used or displayed: items held in store. 2. coming in the future; about to happen: he did not yet know what lay in store for him. set (or lay or put) store by (or on) consider (something) to be of a particular degree of importance or value: many people set much store by privacy.DERIVATIVES: stor·a·ble adj. stor·er n.

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store necessaries for future use (now pl.); †live stock XIII; storage, reserve XIV; sufficient supply, stock laid up XV; animal kept for fattening; warehouse XVII; large shop XVIII. ME. stor, aphetic of †astor — OF. estor, f. estorer (whence store vb. XIII) :- L. instaurāre renew, repair, RESTORE.
Hence storage action and place of storing, XVII.

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Store

a build-up of material or goods; a body of persons; a large number or quantity.

Examples : goodly store of blows, 1705; of flowers, 1853; of gypsiesLipton, 1970; of horses, 1538; of knowledge; of mice, 1594; of people, 1653; of ancient poets, 1536; of provisions; of snow, 1677; of chosen soldiers, 1570; of swine, 1590; of trees growing, 1598.

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store
1. Another name for storage, or memory, used especially in the UK.

2. To enter or retain information for subsequent retrieval.

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store See SINGLE.

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