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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.
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.
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ONE day in winter a hungry Grasshopper applied to an Ant for some of the food which they had stored.
And let the main part of the ground, employed to gardens or corn, be to a common stock; and to be laid in, and stored up, and then delivered out in proportion; besides some spots of ground, that any particular person will manure for his own private.
They carried them away in bags, and stored them in several hollow stumps near the tree where they had built their nest.
18), try this activity to learn how stored energy converts to energy of motion.
The wiretapping law protects eavesdropping on any "wire, oral, or electronic communication" that is not stored--such as an unrecorded phone conversation--but does not afford the same legal protections to stored messages.
Too much stored iron can also be problematic; it has been tentatively associated with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Just as you can't be too thin or too rich, computer hard disks where software applications and data are stored can't be too large or too fast.
Information managers are expected to understand how electronic business records are created and stored in computer systems, and to grasp the intricacies involved in archiving them.