Definition of “warehouse” - English Dictionary

“warehouse” in British English

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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)