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general storenoun [C]

uk   us   (UK also general stores)
a ​shop that ​sells a ​widerange of ​products, often the only ​shop in a ​village
(Definition of general store from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"general store" in American English

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general storenoun [C]

a store, usually in a ​ruralarea, that ​sellsfood and a ​largevariety of other ​products
(Definition of general store from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"general store" in Business English

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general storenoun [C]

uk   us   COMMERCE
a ​store that ​sells a wide ​range of ​products: If there is a ​downturn in the ​rate of ​growth in ​consumerspending, the ​generalstores will suffer more than ​foodretailers.
(Definition of general store from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “general store”
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指村里唯一的)杂货店…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指村裡唯一的)雜貨店…
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