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Meaning of “store” in the English Dictionary

"store" in British English

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storenoun [C]

uk   /stɔːr/  us   /stɔːr/
  • store noun [C] (SHOP)

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

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  • store noun [C] (STH KEPT)

an ​amount of something that is being ​kept for ​future use: He has an ​impressivelylarge store ofwine in his ​cellar. Food stores are ​reported to be ​runningdangerouslylow in the ​capital.figurative My ​grandmothers store of ​memories was ​shared over the ​dinnertable. a ​building in which things are ​kept until they are ​needed: a ​grain/​weapons store

storeverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /stɔːr/  us   /stɔːr/
B2 to put or ​keep things in a ​specialplace 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 ​thicksweaters and ​jackets (away) until next ​winter. Squirrels store (up)nuts for the ​winter.

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(Definition of store from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"store" in American English

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storenoun [C]

 us   /stɔr, stoʊr/
  • store noun [C] (PLACE TO BUY THINGS)

a ​place where you can ​buygoods or ​services: a ​grocery/​hardware/​video store convenience/​department stores
  • store noun [C] (SUPPLY)

a ​supply of something: She has a store of ​anecdotes (= a ​largenumber of them) that she could ​draw on ​whenever she ​needed one. energy stores

storeverb [T]

 us   /stɔr, stoʊr/
  • store verb [T] (KEEP)

to put or ​keep things for use in the ​future: We store the ​gardentools in a ​shed in the ​backyard. All the ​information is stored on a hard ​disk.
(Definition of store from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"store" in Business English

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storenoun [C]

uk   us   /stɔːr/
UK COMMERCE a large ​building where you can ​buy many ​types of ​goods: The ​DIY store ​group has ​expandedsteadily in several ​main cities. The ​economiccrisisforced the ​closure of their flagship store. At ​present, only 6.5% of the group's store ​managers are women.
COMMERCE a ​place where ​people go to ​buy things: We ​failed to get the ​rightproducts into the ​right stores. a grocery/​hardware/​record store an online store
See also
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 ofwealth.

storeverb [T ]

uk   us   /stɔːr/
to put or ​keep something somewhere until it is needed: The ​firedamaged over 80% of the ​stock stored in the ​warehouse. Carbon dioxide ​produced when ​burning coal can now be stored underground rather than ​released into the atmosphere.
IT to ​keepinformation, music, etc. on a ​computer: The ​systemallowsusers to ​retrievee-mail stored on a ​remoteserver.digitally/electronically stored MP3technologyallows a large ​amount of music to be ​electronically stored in a ​relatively compact ​space.
(Definition of store from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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