Store

Definition of Store

n.1.That which is accumulated, or massed together; a source from which supplies may be drawn; hence, an abundance; a great quantity, or a great number.
The ships are fraught with store of victuals.
- Bacon.
With store of ladies, whose bright eyes
Rain influence, and give the prize.
- Milton.
2.A place of deposit for goods, esp. for large quantities; a storehouse; a warehouse; a magazine.
3.Any place where goods are sold, whether by wholesale or retail; a shop.
4.Articles, especially of food, accumulated for some specific object; supplies, as of provisions, arms, ammunition, and the like; as, the stores of an army, of a ship, of a family.
His swine, his horse, his stoor, and his poultry.
- Chaucer.
In store
in a state of accumulation; in keeping; hence, in a state of readiness.
Store clothes
to value greatly; to have a high appreciation of.
- Shak.
To tell no store of
to make no account of; to consider of no importance.
In his needy shop a tortoise hung,
An alligator stuffed, and other skins
Of ill-shaped fishes; and about his shelves
A beggarly account of empty boxes.
- Shak.
Sulphurous and nitrous foam, . . .
Concocted and adjusted, they reduced
To blackest grain, and into store conveyed.
- Milton.
a.1.Accumulated; hoarded.
v. t.1.To collect as a reserved supply; to accumulate; to lay away.
[imp. & p. p. Stored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Storing.]
Dora stored what little she could save.
- Tennyson.
2.To furnish; to supply; to replenish; esp., to stock or furnish against a future time.
Her mind with thousand virtues stored.
- Prior.
Wise Plato said the world with men was stored.
- Denham.
Having stored a pond of four acres with carps, tench, and other fish.
- Sir M. Hale.
3.To deposit in a store, warehouse, or other building, for preservation; to warehouse; as, to store goods.

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