- a building where wares, or goods, are stored, as before distribution to retailers, or are kept in reserve, in bond, etc.
- Chiefly Brit. a wholesale store or, esp. formerly, a large retail store
Origin of warehouseME: see ware and house
transitive verb-·housed·, -·hous·ing
- to place or store in a warehouse
- to place (a severely disabled person, a mentally ill person, an elderly person, etc.) in a large, impersonal institution