store1 [ stɔr ] noun count ***
1. ) AMERICAN a place that sells goods:
Some stores are overcharging their customers.
a grocery store
If you have any comments, could you please speak to the store manager.
a ) only before noun relating to a store
2. ) a supply of something that is kept to be used later:
a store of food for the winter
a ) a place where a supply of something is kept until it is needed:
The building was used as a weapons store.
3. ) stores plural supplies of food and equipment used by an army
a ) the place where these supplies are kept
4. ) a large amount of something that is kept in your memory:
She has acquired such a vast store of knowledge.
in store
if something is in store for you, it will happen to you in the future:
lie in store: None of us knew what lay in store.
set/put/lay great store by/on something
to think that something is very important:
I've never set much store by money and possessions.
store 2 [ stɔr ] verb transitive **
1. ) to keep something in a particular place:
Store the cake in an airtight container.
Nuclear waste is currently being stored close to the town.
2. ) to save information in electronic form, for example in a computer's memory:
The design can be stored on a floppy disk.
a ) to keep something in your memory
,store a`way phrasal verb transitive
to put something in a safe place until you need it
,store `up phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to keep a lot of something so that you can use it later:
Many animals store up food for the winter.
2. ) to remember something, especially so that you can tell or ask someone later:
I had stored up a few questions to ask her about the job.
3. ) store up something to do something that will cause problems in the future:
People who don't exercise are storing up health problems for themselves.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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