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warehousenoun [C]

uk   /ˈweə.haʊs/ us   /ˈwer.haʊs/
C2 a large building for storing things before they are sold, used, or sent out to shops, or : The goods have been sitting in a warehouse for months because a strike has prevented distribution.
mainly UK US usually warehouse store a large shop selling large numbers of a particular product at a cheap rate: We bought both sofas from a big furniture warehouse out of town.

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warehouseverb [T]

uk   /ˈweə.haʊz/ /ˈweə.haʊs/ us   /ˈwer.haʊz/ /ˈwer.haʊs/ UK
warehousing
noun [U] uk   /ˈweə.haʊ.zɪŋ/ us   /ˈwer.haʊ.zɪŋ/
The company has sold its warehousing and distribution operation.
(Definition of warehouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"warehouse" in American English

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warehousenoun [C]

us   /ˈweər·hɑʊs/ plural warehouses /ˈwerˌhɑʊ·zəz/
a large building used for storing goods: Textbooks are sent right from the warehouse to the schools.
A warehouse is also a type of large store where goods are sold at a reduced price.
warehousing
noun [U] us   /ˈweərˌhɑʊ·sɪŋ/
The buildings will be used for warehousing and distribution.
(Definition of warehouse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"warehouse" in Business English

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warehousenoun [C]

uk   /ˈweəhaʊs/ us   COMMERCE
a large building for storing things before they are sold, used, or sent out to stores: The goods have been sitting in a warehouse for months because a strike has prevented distribution.

warehouseverb [T]

uk   /ˈweəhaʊs/ us  
to store something in a warehouse: The division was only able to sell 40 systems, leaving 800 units warehoused and unsold.
warehousing
noun [U]
the logistics of warehousing
(Definition of warehouse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “warehouse”
in Arabic مَخْزَن…
in Korean 창고…
in Portuguese armazém, depósito…
in Catalan magatzem…
in Japanese 倉庫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 货仓,仓库批发店, 大型零售商店…
in Turkish ambar, depo…
in Russian склад…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貨倉,倉庫批發店, 大型零售商店…
in Italian magazzino, deposito…
in Polish magazyn…
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