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store    : [st'ɔr]
Store \Store\, n. [OE. stor, stoor, OF. estor, provisions,
supplies, fr. estorer to store. See {Store}, v. t.]
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.
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The ships are fraught with store of victuals.
--Bacon.
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With store of ladies, whose bright eyes
Rain influence, and give the prize. --Milton.
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2. A place of deposit for goods, esp. for large quantities; a
storehouse; a warehouse; a magazine.
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3. Any place where goods are sold, whether by wholesale or
retail; a shop. [U.S. & British Colonies]
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4. pl. 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.
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His swine, his horse, his stoor, and his poultry.
--Chaucer.
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{In store}, in a state of accumulation; in keeping; hence, in
a state of readiness. "I have better news in store for
thee." --Shak.

{Store clothes}, clothing purchased at a shop or store; -- in
distinction from that which is home-made. [Colloq. U.S.]


{Store pay}, payment for goods or work in articles from a
shop or store, instead of money. [U.S.]

{To set store by}, to value greatly; to have a high
appreciation of.

{To tell no store of}, to make no account of; to consider of
no importance.
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Syn: Fund; supply; abundance; plenty; accumulation;
provision.

Usage: {Store}, {Shop}. The English call the place where
goods are sold (however large or splendid it may be) a
shop, and confine the word store to its original
meaning; viz., a warehouse, or place where goods are
stored. In America the word store is applied to all
places, except the smallest, where goods are sold. In
some British colonies the word store is used as in the
United States.
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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.
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Sulphurous and nitrous foam, . . .
Concocted and adjusted, they reduced
To blackest grain, and into store conveyed.
--Milton.
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Store \Store\, a.
Accumulated; hoarded. --Bacon.
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Store \Store\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stored}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Storing}.] [OE. storen, OF. estorer to construct, restore,
store, LL. staurare, for L. instaurare to renew, restore; in
staurare (in comp.) Cf. {Instore}, {Instaurate}, {Restore},
{Story} a floor.]
1. To collect as a reserved supply; to accumulate; to lay
away.
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Dora stored what little she could save. --Tennyson.
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2. To furnish; to supply; to replenish; esp., to stock or
furnish against a future time.
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Her mind with thousand virtues stored. --Prior.
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Wise Plato said the world with men was stored.
--Denham.
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Having stored a pond of four acres with carps,
tench, and other fish. --Sir M. Hale.
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3. To deposit in a store, warehouse, or other building, for
preservation; to warehouse; as, to store goods.
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store
n 1: a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or
services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod" [synonym:
{shop}, {store}]
2: a supply of something available for future use; "he brought
back a large store of Cuban cigars" [synonym: {store}, {stock},
{fund}]
3: an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the
central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
[synonym: {memory}, {computer memory}, {storage}, {computer
storage}, {store}, {memory board}]
4: a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the
docks" [synonym: {storehouse}, {depot}, {entrepot}, {storage},
{store}]
v 1: keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the
winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation
when he doesn't eat" [synonym: {store}, {hive away}, {lay in},
{put in}, {salt away}, {stack away}, {stash away}]
2: find a place for and put away for storage; "where should we
stow the vegetables?"; "I couldn't store all the books in the
attic so I sold some"

309 Moby Thesaurus words for "store":
Indian reservation, acceptation, acception, accommodate,
accumulate, accumulation, acquiescence, afford, aggregate, amass,
archives, armory, arsenal, assemble, assurance, assuredness, attic,
backlog, bag, bank, bank on, barrel, basement, bay, belief,
believe in, bestow, bin, bird sanctuary, bonded warehouse,
bookcase, bosom, bottle, bottle up, bought, boughten, boutique,
box, bundle away, bunker, burden, bury, buttery, cache, can,
canned foods, capital gains, cargo dock, cellar, certainty,
chain store, chest, cleanup, clear profit, closet, clothe, co-op,
coffer, collect, collection, commissariat, commissary, concession,
confidence, conservatory, contribute, cooperative, count on,
countinghouse, country store, crate, credence, credit, credulity,
crib, cumulate, cupboard, dehydrated foods, delay,
department store, depend on, dependence, deposit, depository,
depot, dime store, discount house, discount store, dividends, dock,
donate, drawer, dump, earnings, embosom, emporium, endow,
establishment, exchequer, faith, file, file and forget, fill,
fill up, filthy lucre, find, five-and-ten, food supply,
forest preserve, freight, fresh foods, frozen foods, fund, furnish,
gain, gains, game reserve, general store, get, gettings, give,
gleanings, glory hole, godown, groceries, grocery, gross,
gross profit, heap, heap up, hide away, hoard, hold, hope, house,
hutch, income, interest, inventory, invest, keep, keep hidden,
keep secret, killing, lade, larder, lay aside, lay away, lay by,
lay down, lay in, lay in store, library, load, lock up, locker,
lodge, lucre, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine,
mail-order house, maintain, make available, make provision for,
makings, market, mart, mass, material resources, materials,
materiel, museum, national forest, national park, neat profit,
nest, net, net profit, outlet, pack, pack away, paper profits,
paradise, park, pelf, percentage, perk, perks, perquisite,
pickings, pigeonhole, pile, pile up, plant, pocket, post, postpone,
prepare, present, preserve, proceeds, process, procure materials,
profit, profits, provender, provide, provide for, provisions,
push aside, put aside, put away, put by, put in mothballs, rack,
rake-off, raw material, ready-made, ready-to-wear, receipts,
reception, recruit, reliance, reliance on, rely on, repertory,
replenish, reposit, repository, reservation, reserve, reservoir,
retail store, retailer, return, returns, rick, sack, salon,
salt away, salt down, sanctuary, seal up, secrete, set aside,
set by, shelf, shelve, ship, shop, sideline, stack, stack room,
staple, stash, state forest, stock, stock room, stock up,
stockpile, storage, store away, store-bought, storehouse,
storeroom, stores, stow, stow away, stow down, stuff, subsidize,
substances, supermarket, supplies, supply, supply base,
supply depot, support, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief,
table, table the motion, take, take-in, tank, trading post,
treasure house, treasure room, treasury, trust, trust in, utilize,
value, variety shop, variety store, vat, vault, warehouse,
wareroom, wealth, wholesale house, wilderness preserve,
wildlife preserve, wine cellar, winnings, yield

In some varieties of Commonwealth hackish, the
preferred synonym for {core}. Thus, "bringing a program into
store" means that a program is being {swap}ped in from
{backing store} to {main store}.

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(2006-12-06)



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