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storenoun [C]

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

a place where you can buy goods 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 large number 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 garden tools in a shed in the backyard. All the information is stored on a hard disk.
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"store" in British English

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storenoun [C]

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

B1 UK a large shop where you can buy many different types of goods: a department store a DIY/furniture store
A1 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 impressively large store of wine in his cellar. Food stores are reported to be running dangerously low in the capital.figurative My grandmothers store of memories was shared over the dinner table.
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 special place 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 thick sweaters and jackets (away) until next winter. Squirrels store (up) nuts for the winter.

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"store" in Business English

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storenoun [C]

uk   /stɔːr/ us  
UK COMMERCE a large building where you can buy many types of goods: The DIY store group has expanded steadily in several main cities. The economic crisis forced 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 right products 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 of wealth.

storeverb [T ]

uk   /stɔːr/ us  
to put or keep something somewhere until it is needed: The fire damaged 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 keep information, music, etc. on a computer: The system allows users to retrieve e-mail stored on a remote server.digitally/electronically stored MP3 technology allows 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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