I UK [stɔː(r)] / US [stɔr] noun [countable]
Word forms "store":
singular store plural stores
a) American a large shop

a grocery store

Complaints should be addressed to the store manager.

b) American a shop of any size
a) a supply of something that is kept to be used later

a store of food for the winter

b) a place where a supply of something is kept until it is needed

The building was used as a weapons store.

a) stores
[plural] supplies of food and equipment used by an army
b) 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 (for someone) — if something is in store for you, it will happen to you in the future

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.

II UK [stɔː(r)] / US [stɔr] verb [transitive]
Word forms "store":
present tense I/you/we/they store he/she/it stores present participle storing past tense stored past participle stored
1) to keep something in a particular place

Nuclear waste is currently being stored close to the town.

Store the cake in an airtight container.

a) computing to save information in electronic form, for example in a computer's memory

The design can be stored on floppy disk.

b) to keep something in your memory
Phrasal verbs:

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