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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.
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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.
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.
Dev of Drain and Road by Pdg RMC from Sher Singh Hs to Om Prakash Hs S K General Store to Dharambir Hs and Ketan General Store to E.
Popcorn General Store (PGS) houses the brand Supreme, a top streetwear brand.
C), Peshawar, Riaz Khan Mehsud, the Additional Assistant Commissioner (AAC), Fazilat Jehan checked City Mart, Hayatabad, Insaf General Store, Wadood Sons, D-Watson and other stores and shops.
Causeyville General Store stocks ribbon cane table syrup and stone ground corn meal.
com)-- Inspire Arts Alabama, the flagship program of Inspire Charitable Foundation is proud to stake their unverified claim as the 1st completely virtual department store, Alabama General Store (AGS), to establish itself on Facebook.
Methodologically drawing on the New Social History and the New Western History, English analyzes what general store transactions reveal about struggles over power and hierarchy, while also drawing on material culture studies to examine the social and cultural implications of relationships between goods and people.
A GENERAL store with a monopoly position in the village of East Hartford, Cramlington has been placed on the market.
The 35 fair price shops include Muhammad Javed co-operative market G-6/1-4, Muhammad Hussain traders , Chenab market G-7/1, Abbasi General Store , Awami Market G-7/2, Mushtaq Abbasi General Store Aamir Market G-7/2 , Sarhad General Store , Tipu market G-8/2 , Al-Rehman General Store , Al-Mansoor market G-8/1 , Goodluck General Store Allah Wali Market , F-8/1, Haider Chann traders Jaffar Chowk near St .

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