Meaning of “general store” in the English Dictionary

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"general store" in British English

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general storenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdʒen.ər.əl ˈstɔːr/ us /ˌdʒen.ɚ.əl ˈstɔːr/ UK also general stores

a shop that sells a wide range 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 rural area, that sells food and a large variety 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 consumer spending, the general stores will suffer more than food retailers.

(Definition of “general store” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)