warehouse Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “warehouse” in the English Dictionary

"warehouse" in British English

See all translations

warehousenoun [C]

uk   /ˈweə.haʊs/  us   /ˈwer-/
C2 a ​largebuilding 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 ​preventeddistribution. mainly UK (US usually warehouse store) a ​largeshopsellinglargenumbers of a ​particularproduct at a ​cheaprate: We ​bought both ​sofas from a ​bigfurniture warehouse out of ​town.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

warehouseverb [T]

uk   /ˈweə.haʊs/  us   /ˈwer-/ UK
warehousing
noun [U] uk   us  
The ​company has ​soldits warehousing and ​distributionoperation.
(Definition of warehouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"warehouse" in American English

See all translations

warehousenoun [C]

 us   /ˈweər·hɑʊs/ (plural warehouses  /ˈwerˌhɑʊ·zəz/ )
a ​largebuilding used for ​storinggoods: Textbooks are ​sentright from the warehouse to the ​schools. A warehouse is also a ​type of ​largestore where ​goods are ​sold at a ​reducedprice.
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

See all translations

warehousenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈweəhaʊs/ 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   us   /ˈweəhaʊs/
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…
What is the pronunciation of warehouse?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“warehouse” in British English

“warehouse” in American English

“warehouse” in Business English

Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More