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store

 (stôr)
n.
1. A place where merchandise is offered for sale; a shop.
2. A stock or supply reserved for future use: a squirrel's store of acorns.
3. stores Supplies, especially of food, clothing, or arms.
4. A place where commodities are kept; a warehouse or storehouse.
5. A great quantity or number; an abundance.
tr.v. stored, stor·ing, stores
1. To reserve or put away for future use.
2. To fill, supply, or stock.
3. To deposit or receive in a storehouse or warehouse for safekeeping.
4. Computers To copy (data) into memory or onto a storage device, such as a hard disk.
Idiom:
in store
1. Forthcoming: great trouble in store for her.
2. In reserve; stored.

[Middle English stor, supply, from Old French estor, from estorer, to build, from Latin īnstaurāre, to restore; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

stor′a·ble adj.
stor′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.in store - in readiness; awaiting; "gave us a hint of the excitement that was in store for us"
future - yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him"
Translations
آتٍ في المُسْتَقْبَلمحْفوظ، إحْتِياطي، مَخْزون للمُسْتَقْبَل
v očekávánív zásobě
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tartalékol
fyrirliggjandi, á lagerí vændum
bekleyeneldehazırda

store

(stoː) noun
1. a supply of eg goods from which things are taken when required. They took a store of dried and canned food on the expedition; The quartermaster is the officer in charge of stores.
2. a (large) collected amount or quantity. He has a store of interesting facts in his head.
3. a place where a supply of goods etc is kept; a storehouse or storeroom. It's in the store(s).
4. a shop. The post office here is also the village store; a department store.
verb
1. to put into a place for keeping. We stored our furniture in the attic while the tenants used our house.
2. to stock (a place etc) with goods etc. The museum is stored with interesting exhibits.
ˈstorage (-ridʒ) noun
the act of storing or state of being stored. We've put our furniture into storage at a warehouse; The meat will have to be kept in cold storage (= stored under refrigeration).
ˈstorehouse, ˈstoreroom nouns
a place or room where goods etc are stored. There is a storeroom behind the shop.
in store
1. kept or reserved for future use. I keep plenty of tinned food in store for emergencies.
2. coming in the future. There's trouble in store for her!
set (great) store by
to value highly (eg a person's approval etc).
store up
to collect and keep (for future need). I don't know why she stores up all those old magazines.
References in classic literature ?
Then they took to cadging round sugar-factories and breweries, because it was easiest to get their material from those places, and the mixture of glucose and beer naturally fermented in store and blew the store-cells out of shape, besides smelling abominably.
There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; But when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more?
I don't like those names at all; 'it's in a bad wind our corn is being winnowed;' 'misfortune comes upon us all at once like sticks on a dog,' and God grant it may be no worse than them that this unlucky adventure has in store for us.