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.
mind the store
set store by