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.
e.g. Bombs were planted in stores in Manchester and Blackpool.
e.g. ...grocery stores.
When you store things, you put them in a container or other place and leave them there until they are needed.
e.g. Store the cookies in an airtight tin...
e.g. Some types of garden furniture must be stored inside in the winter.
When you store information, you keep it in your memory, in a file, or in a computer.
e.g. Where in the brain do we store information about colours?
e.g. ...chips for storing data in electronic equipment.
A store of things is a supply of them that you keep somewhere until you need them.
e.g. I handed over my secret store of chocolate biscuits...
e.g. Dolly's store of drinking glasses had run out.
A store is a place where things are kept while they are not being used.
e.g. ...a decision taken in 1982 to build a store for spent fuel from submarines.
e.g. ...a grain store.
If you have a store of knowledge, jokes, or stories, you have a large amount of them ready to be used.
e.g. He possessed a vast store of knowledge...
e.g. Jessica dipped into her store of theatrical anecdotes.
7. see also: chain store;cold store;department store
If something is in store for you, it is going to happen at some time in the future.
e.g. There were also surprises in store for me...
e.g. Who knows what lies in store for the President?
If you set great store by something, you think that it is extremely important or necessary.
e.g. ...a retail group which sets great store by traditional values.
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