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warehousenoun [C]

uk   /ˈweə.haʊs/  us   /ˈwer.haʊs/
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.

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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 ​soldits warehousing and ​distributionoperation.
(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 ​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)

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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…
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