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general store

A retail store, usually located in a rural community, that sells a wide variety of merchandise.

gen′eral store′

a store, usu. in a rural area, that sells a wide variety of merchandise, as clothing, food, and hardware, but is not divided into departments.
[1825–35, Amer.]
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Noun1.general store - a retail store serving a sparsely populated regiongeneral store - a retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet - a place of business for retailing goods
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(ˈdʒenərəl) adjective
1. of, involving etc all, most or very many people, things etc. The general feeling is that he is stupid; His general knowledge is good although he is not good at mathematics.
2. covering a large number of cases. a general rule.
3. without details. I'll just give you a general idea of the plan.
4. (as part of an official title) chief. the Postmaster General.
in the British army, (a person of) the rank next below field marshal. General Smith.
ˈgeneralize, ˈgeneralise verb
1. to make a general rule etc that can be applied to many cases, based on a number of cases. He's trying to generalize from only two examples.
2. to talk (about something) in general terms. We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
ˌgeneraliˈzation, ˌgeneraliˈsation noun
ˈgenerally adverb
usually; by most people; on the whole. He is generally disliked; He generally wins.
General Certificate of EducationGCEgeneral election
an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved.
general practitionerGPgeneral store
a shop that sells a wide range of goods.
as a general rule
usually; in most cases. As a general rule, we don't employ unskilled workers.
in general
usually; in most cases; most of (a group of people etc). People in general were not very sympathetic; People were in general not very sympathetic.
the general public
the people of a town, country etc, considered as a group.
References in classic literature ?
Then I brought them out all my store of tools, and gave every man a digging-spade, a shovel, and a rake, for we had no barrows or ploughs; and to every separate place a pickaxe, a crow, a broad axe, and a saw; always appointing, that as often as any were broken or worn out, they should be supplied without grudging out of the general stores that I left behind.
By obtaining control of a certain up-country bank, two general stores, and several logging camps, he could come into control of a certain dinky jerkwater line which shall here be nameless, but which, in his hands, would prove the key to a vastly larger situation involving more main-line mileage almost than there were spikes in the aforesaid dinky jerkwater.
The bulk of Adolf's perquisites consisted of the tips he received for going to the general store down the road for tobacco, stamps, and so on.
The drive was started in the main city areas including Link road, Kehal road and Abbottabad and District headquarters hospital where the raiding team imposed fine and also sealed several food points, bakeries, chicken shops, general stores, and canteens.
8 March 2019 - Iowa, US-based convenience retailer Casey's General Stores, Inc.
The Mamujee Hardware and General Stores, which deals with paints and building materials, is next to Autoport Container Freight Station.
BMO Capital analyst Kelly Bania raised her price target on Casey's General Stores to $125 after its Q1 earnings beat, saying that better than expected fuel margin contributed to the strong results.
The incident took place at the General Stores in Craddock Street, in the Riverside area of the city.
ALL general stores will remain closed on Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, January 2 and January 6, according to an announcement by the Labour ministry.
Vasos said that Dollar General stores in the three newest states it has entered--Maine, Rhode Island and Oregon--are off to strong starts and that sales metrics in each of the markets continue to accelerate.
Dudley Street: D Dejnega (general stores) and W Parker (general store).