- The definition of a store is a place where something is sold.
An example of a store is a supermarket.
- Store is defined as to put away or to stock.
- An example of to store is to keep food in the fridge.
- An example of to store is to copy files onto a computer disk.
transitive verbstored, stor′ing
- to put aside, or accumulate, for use when needed
- to fill or furnish with a supply or stock: a mind stored with trivia
- to put, as in a warehouse, for safekeeping
- to be a place for the storage of
- Comput. to put or keep (information) on a disk, tape, etc.
Origin of storeMiddle English storen from Old French estorer, to erect, furnish, store from Classical Latin instaurare, to repair, restore, erect from in-, in- + -staurare from Indo-European base an unverified form st?-, to stand
- a supply (of something) for use when needed; reserve; stock
- [pl.] supplies, esp. of food, clothing, arms, etc.
- a retail establishment where goods are regularly offered for sale
- a place where supplies are kept; storehouse; warehouse
- a great amount or number; abundance
Origin of storeME < OFr estor < the v.
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- A place where merchandise is offered for sale; a shop.
- A stock or supply reserved for future use: a squirrel's store of acorns.
- stores Supplies, especially of food, clothing, or arms.
- A place where commodities are kept; a warehouse or storehouse.
- A great quantity or number; an abundance.
transitive verbstored, stor·ing, stores
- To reserve or put away for future use.
- To fill, supply, or stock.
- To deposit or receive in a storehouse or warehouse for safekeeping.
- Computers To copy (data) into memory or onto a storage device, such as a hard disk.
Origin of storeMiddle English stor supply from Old French estor from estorer to build from Latin īnstaurāre to restore ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.
- This building used to be a store for old tires.
- A supply held in storage.
- (mainly North American) A place where items may be purchased.
- I need to get some milk from the grocery store.
- (computing, dated) Memory.
- The main store of 1000 36-bit words seemed large at the time.
- A large amount of information retained in one's memory.
- His vast store of jokes means he has something funny to say in every situation.
- A great quantity or number.
(third-person singular simple present stores, present participle storing, simple past and past participle stored)
- To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose.
- I'll store these books in the attic.
- (computing) Write (something) into memory or registers.
- This operation stores the result on the stack.
- (intransitive) To remain in good condition while stored.
- I don't think that kind of cheese will store well in the refrigerator.
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin instaurare
store - Computer Definition
To copy the data in the computer's memory to an internal storage device such as a disk or an external storage device such as a disk or USB drive. "Store" and "save" are synonymous.