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1    accumulate, deposit, garner, hoard, husband, keep, keep in reserve, lay by or in, lock away, put aside, put aside for a rainy day, put by, put in storage, reserve, salt away, save, stash     (informal)   stock, stockpile  
2    abundance, accumulation, cache, fund, hoard, lot, mine, plenty, plethora, provision, quantity, reserve, reservoir, stock, stockpile, supply, wealth  
3    chain store, department store, emporium, hypermarket, market, mart, outlet, shop, supermarket  
4    depository, depot, repository, storehouse, storeroom, warehouse  
5    set store by      appreciate, esteem, hold in high regard, prize, think highly of, value  
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  ( stores    plural & 3rd person present)   ( storing    present participle)   ( stored    past tense & past participle  )
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. 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.   (=keep)  
Store the cookies in an airtight tin...      V n prep/adv  
Some types of garden furniture must be stored inside in the winter.      V n prep/adv  
      Store away means the same as store., phrasal verb  
He simply stored the tapes away...      V n P  
He's stored away nearly one ton of potatoes.      V P n (not pron)  
3       verb   When you store information, you keep it in your memory, in a file, or in a computer.  
Where in the brain do we store information about colours?      V n  
...chips for storing data in electronic equipment.      V n  
4       n-count   A storeof things is a supply of them that you keep somewhere until you need them.  
usu N of n  
I handed over my secret store of chocolate biscuits...     
5       n-count   A store is a place where things are kept while they are not being used.  
usu with supp  
...a decision taken in 1982 to build a store for spent fuel from submarines., ...a grain store.     
6       n-count   If you have a storeof knowledge, jokes, or stories, you have a large amount of them ready to be used.  
usu N of n  
He possessed a vast store of knowledge...     
    chain store  
    cold store  
    department store  
8    If something is in storefor you, it is going to happen at some time in the future.  
in store      phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR, usu PHR for n  
There were also surprises in store for me..., Who knows what lies in store for the President?     
9    If you set great store by something, you think that it is extremely important or necessary.  
set great store by sth      phrase   V inflects, PHR n  
...a retail group which sets great store by traditional values.      store away  
    store 2   store up      phrasal verb   If you store something up, you keep it until you think that the time is right to use it.  
Investors were storing up a lot of cash in anticipation of disaster...      V P n (not pron)  

chain store        ( chain stores    plural  ) , chain-store   A chain store is one of several similar shops that are owned by the same person or company, especially one that sells a variety of things.      n-count  
cold store        ( cold stores    plural  ) A cold store is a building or room which is artificially cooled so that food can be preserved in it.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
convenience store        ( convenience stores    plural  ) A convenience store is a shop which sells mainly food and which is usually open until late at night.      n-count  
corner store        ( corner stores    plural  ) A corner store is the same as a corner shop.  
  (AM)      n-count  
department store        ( department stores    plural  ) A department store is a large shop which sells many different kinds of goods.      n-count  
hardware store        ( hardware stores    plural  ) A hardware store is a shop where articles for the house and garden such as tools, nails, and pans are sold.      n-count  
in-store      , instore  
In-store facilities are facilities that are available within a department store, supermarket or other large shop.      adj   usu ADJ n banking., instore bakery.     
      In-store is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
Ask in-store for details.     
liquor store        ( liquor stores    plural  ) A liquor store is a store which sells beer, wine, and other alcoholic drinks.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use off-licence     
store detective        ( store detectives    plural  ) A store detective is someone who is employed by a shop to walk around the shop looking for people who are secretly stealing goods.      n-count  

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See also:

sore, story, storm, stroke

! this is when the oil is poured we see where he would have had the store n.
c'est quand l'huile est versée qu'on voit où il eût fallu la ranger

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to steal something from a shop or a store during trading hours
business operating in a "real world" not on the internet : like a department store, a car manufacturer
see : click and mortar : a business that combine new technologies and traditional business
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