›the act of keeping things somewhere so that they can be used later, especially goods or energy supplies: storage of energy/goods/wasteThere must be proper plans in place for the storage of nuclear waste.a storage company/depot/facilityA fire put the country's largest gas storage facility out of action. a storage bin/box/tankThe contaminated petrol was traced to storage tanks at the terminal.long-term/short-term/temporary storagestorage costs/capacity
in storage›if things are in storage, they are being kept somewhere until they are needed: There is a large amount of natural gas in storage for winter.Firms could run down the amount of goods kept in storage rather than making new ones.
›ITthe process of saving and keeping information, music, etc. on a computer: For that price, customers of the web hosting service get 100 gigabytes of storage.a storage device/systemRemovable data storage devices have an increasingly large capacity.storage hardware/media/softwarestorage capacity/spacedata/document/information storagecomputer/disk storage