store Definition

  • 1a place where goods are sold to the public
  • 2a large shop that sells a particular type of goods
  • 3a quantity or supply of something kept for use as needed

Using store: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "store" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to go to the store to buy some groceries.

  • Example

    The store specializes in vintage clothing.

  • Example

    He has a store of knowledge about history.

  • Example

    The company has a large store of resources to draw from.

store Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for store

Idioms Using store

  • to value or regard something highly


    She sets great store by her family's traditions.

  • to use up or deplete one's supply of something


    We need to buy more milk; we've gone to the store.

  • to save or reserve something for future use


    I'm putting this money in store for a rainy day.

Phrases with store

  • a large retail store that sells a wide variety of goods organized into departments


    I went to the department store to buy a new dress.

  • a small retail store that is open long hours and carries a limited selection of everyday items such as snacks, drinks, and toiletries


    I stopped at the convenience store to buy some gum.

  • a retail store that sells food and household supplies


    I usually do my grocery shopping at the store down the street.

Origins of store

from Middle English 'stoor', meaning 'supplies, provisions'


Summary: store in Brief

The term 'store' [stɔː(r)] refers to a place where goods are sold to the public, such as a shop or market. It can also refer to a supply of something kept for use as needed, as in 'He has a store of knowledge about history.' 'Store' extends into phrases like 'department store,' and idioms like 'set store by something,' denoting high value, and 'go to the store,' meaning to use up or deplete one's supply.

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