stores, storing, stored
1) N-COUNT A store is a building or part of a building where things are sold. In British English, store is used mainly to refer to a large shop selling a variety of goods, but in American English a store can be any size of shop.

Bombs were planted in stores in Manchester and Blackpool. stores.

...a record store.

2) VERB When you store things, you put them in a container or other place and leave them there until they are needed.

[V n prep/adv] Store the cookies in an airtight tin...

[V n prep/adv] Some types of garden furniture must be stored inside in the winter. [Also V n]

Store away means the same as store.

V n P He simply stored the tapes away... V P n (not pron) He's stored away nearly one ton of potatoes.

3) VERB When you store information, you keep it in your memory, in a file, or in a computer.

[V n] Where in the brain do we store information about colours?

[V n] ...chips for storing data in electronic equipment.

4) N-COUNT: usu N of n A store of things is a supply of them that you keep somewhere until you need them.

I handed over my secret store of chocolate biscuits...

Dolly's store of drinking glasses had run out.

supply, stock
5) N-COUNT: usu with supp A store is a place where things are kept while they are not being used.

...a decision taken in 1982 to build a store for spent fuel from submarines.

...a grain store.

6) N-COUNT: usu N of n If you have a store of knowledge, jokes, or stories, you have a large amount of them ready to be used.

He possessed a vast store of knowledge...

Jessica dipped into her store of theatrical anecdotes.

7) See also , cold store, department store
8) PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR, usu PHR for n If something is in store for you, it is going to happen at some time in the future.

Surprises were also in store for me.

9) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n If you set great store by something, you think that it is extremely important or necessary. [FORMAL]

...a retail group which sets great store by traditional values.

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