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store

noun [C]
 
 
/stɔːr/
UK COMMERCE a large building where you can buy many types of goods: The DIY store group has expanded steadily in several main cities. The economic crisis forced the closure of their flagship store. At present, only 6.5% of the group's store managers are women. → Compare cash-and-carry adjective, megastore, superstore
COMMERCE a place where people go to buy things: We failed to get the right products into the right stores. a grocery/hardware/record store an online store → See also shop noun
a large building where things are kept until they are needed: a grain/weapons store
[usually plural] a supply of something that is being kept so it can be used later: Gold remains one of the most reliable stores of wealth.
→ See also App Store™, bookstore, chain store, consignment store, convenience store, cooperative store, department store, destination store, dime store, discount store, drive-in store, drugstore, general store, gift shop, in-store, multiple store, pop-up store, retail store, same-store, ten-cent store, variety store
(Definition of store noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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