Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “store”

See all translations

store

noun [C] uk   /stɔːr/ us    /stɔːr/

store noun [C] (SHOP)

B1 UK a large shop where you can buy many different types of goods: a department store a DIY/furniture storeA1 US any type of shop: a clothing/liquor store a convenience store
More examples

store noun [C] (STH KEPT)

an amount of something that is being kept for future use: He's got an impressively large store of wine in his cellar. Food stores are reported to be running dangerously low in the capital. figurative I'm afraid my great store of wit is rather depleted (= I'm not able to be very amusing) this evening. a building in which things are kept until they are needed: a grain/weapons store

store

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /stɔːr/ us    /stɔːr/
B2 to put or keep things in a special place for use in the future: The data is stored on a hard disk and backed up on a CD. I stored my possessions in my mother's house while I was living in Spain. I've stored my thick sweaters and jackets (away) until next winter. Squirrels store (up) nuts for the winter.
More examples
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of store from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of store?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “store” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bad/hard/tough luck

said to express sympathy with someone when something bad has happened to them

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More