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NOUN (4)

1. a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services;
- Example: "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
[syn: shop, store]

2. a supply of something available for future use;
- Example: "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
[syn: store, stock, fund]

3. an electronic memory device;
- Example: "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
[syn: memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory board]

4. a depository for goods;
- Example: "storehouses were built close to the docks"
[syn: storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store]


VERB (2)

1. keep or lay aside for future use;
- Example: "store grain for the winter"
- Example: "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
[syn: store, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away]

2. find a place for and put away for storage;
- Example: "where should we stow the vegetables?"
- Example: "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Store \Store\, n. [OE. stor, stoor, OF. estor, provisions, supplies, fr. estorer to store. See Store, v. t.] 1. That which is accumulated, or massed together; a source from which supplies may be drawn; hence, an abundance; a great quantity, or a great number. [1913 Webster] The ships are fraught with store of victuals. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and give the prize. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A place of deposit for goods, esp. for large quantities; a storehouse; a warehouse; a magazine. [1913 Webster] 3. Any place where goods are sold, whether by wholesale or retail; a shop. [U.S. & British Colonies] [1913 Webster] 4. pl. Articles, especially of food, accumulated for some specific object; supplies, as of provisions, arms, ammunition, and the like; as, the stores of an army, of a ship, of a family. [1913 Webster] His swine, his horse, his stoor, and his poultry. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] In store, in a state of accumulation; in keeping; hence, in a state of readiness. "I have better news in store for thee." --Shak. Store clothes, clothing purchased at a shop or store; -- in distinction from that which is home-made. [Colloq. U.S.] Store pay, payment for goods or work in articles from a shop or store, instead of money. [U.S.] To set store by, to value greatly; to have a high appreciation of. To tell no store of, to make no account of; to consider of no importance. [1913 Webster] Syn: Fund; supply; abundance; plenty; accumulation; provision. Usage: Store, Shop. The English call the place where goods are sold (however large or splendid it may be) a shop, and confine the word store to its original meaning; viz., a warehouse, or place where goods are stored. In America the word store is applied to all places, except the smallest, where goods are sold. In some British colonies the word store is used as in the United States. [1913 Webster] In his needy shop a tortoise hung, An alligator stuffed, and other skins Of ill-shaped fishes; and about his shelves A beggarly account of empty boxes. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Sulphurous and nitrous foam, . . . Concocted and adjusted, they reduced To blackest grain, and into store conveyed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Store \Store\, a. Accumulated; hoarded. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Store \Store\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stored; p. pr. & vb. n. Storing.] [OE. storen, OF. estorer to construct, restore, store, LL. staurare, for L. instaurare to renew, restore; in + staurare (in comp.) Cf. Instore, Instaurate, Restore, Story a floor.] 1. To collect as a reserved supply; to accumulate; to lay away. [1913 Webster] Dora stored what little she could save. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish; to supply; to replenish; esp., to stock or furnish against a future time. [1913 Webster] Her mind with thousand virtues stored. --Prior. [1913 Webster] Wise Plato said the world with men was stored. --Denham. [1913 Webster] Having stored a pond of four acres with carps, tench, and other fish. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 3. To deposit in a store, warehouse, or other building, for preservation; to warehouse; as, to store goods. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

store n 1: a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod" [syn: shop, store] 2: a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars" [syn: store, stock, fund] 3: an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached" [syn: memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory board] 4: a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks" [syn: storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store] v 1: keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat" [syn: store, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away] 2: find a place for and put away for storage; "where should we stow the vegetables?"; "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

309 Moby Thesaurus words for "store": Indian reservation, acceptation, acception, accommodate, accumulate, accumulation, acquiescence, afford, aggregate, amass, archives, armory, arsenal, assemble, assurance, assuredness, attic, backlog, bag, bank, bank on, barrel, basement, bay, belief, believe in, bestow, bin, bird sanctuary, bonded warehouse, bookcase, bosom, bottle, bottle up, bought, boughten, boutique, box, bundle away, bunker, burden, bury, buttery, cache, can, canned foods, capital gains, cargo dock, cellar, certainty, chain store, chest, cleanup, clear profit, closet, clothe, co-op, coffer, collect, collection, commissariat, commissary, concession, confidence, conservatory, contribute, cooperative, count on, countinghouse, country store, crate, credence, credit, credulity, crib, cumulate, cupboard, dehydrated foods, delay, department store, depend on, dependence, deposit, depository, depot, dime store, discount house, discount store, dividends, dock, donate, drawer, dump, earnings, embosom, emporium, endow, establishment, exchequer, faith, file, file and forget, fill, fill up, filthy lucre, find, five-and-ten, food supply, forest preserve, freight, fresh foods, frozen foods, fund, furnish, gain, gains, game reserve, general store, get, gettings, give, gleanings, glory hole, godown, groceries, grocery, gross, gross profit, heap, heap up, hide away, hoard, hold, hope, house, hutch, income, interest, inventory, invest, keep, keep hidden, keep secret, killing, lade, larder, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay down, lay in, lay in store, library, load, lock up, locker, lodge, lucre, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, mail-order house, maintain, make available, make provision for, makings, market, mart, mass, material resources, materials, materiel, museum, national forest, national park, neat profit, nest, net, net profit, outlet, pack, pack away, paper profits, paradise, park, pelf, percentage, perk, perks, perquisite, pickings, pigeonhole, pile, pile up, plant, pocket, post, postpone, prepare, present, preserve, proceeds, process, procure materials, profit, profits, provender, provide, provide for, provisions, push aside, put aside, put away, put by, put in mothballs, rack, rake-off, raw material, ready-made, ready-to-wear, receipts, reception, recruit, reliance, reliance on, rely on, repertory, replenish, reposit, repository, reservation, reserve, reservoir, retail store, retailer, return, returns, rick, sack, salon, salt away, salt down, sanctuary, seal up, secrete, set aside, set by, shelf, shelve, ship, shop, sideline, stack, stack room, staple, stash, state forest, stock, stock room, stock up, stockpile, storage, store away, store-bought, storehouse, storeroom, stores, stow, stow away, stow down, stuff, subsidize, substances, supermarket, supplies, supply, supply base, supply depot, support, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, table, table the motion, take, take-in, tank, trading post, treasure house, treasure room, treasury, trust, trust in, utilize, value, variety shop, variety store, vat, vault, warehouse, wareroom, wealth, wholesale house, wilderness preserve, wildlife preserve, wine cellar, winnings, yield
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

store n. [prob.: from techspeak main store] In some varieties of Commonwealth hackish, the preferred synonym for core. Thus, bringing a program into store means not that one is returning shrink-wrapped software but that a program is being swapped in.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

store In some varieties of Commonwealth hackish, the preferred synonym for core. Thus, "bringing a program into store" means that a program is being swapped in from backing store to main store. [Jargon File] (2006-12-06)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

STORES. the victuals and provisions collected together for the subsistence of a ship's company, of a camp, and the like.