Definition of store verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    store

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//stɔː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɔːr//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they store
    BrE BrE//stɔː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɔːr//
     
    he / she / it stores
    BrE BrE//stɔːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɔːrz//
     
    past simple stored
    BrE BrE//stɔːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɔːrd//
     
    past participle stored
    BrE BrE//stɔːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɔːrd//
     
    -ing form storing
    BrE BrE//ˈstɔːrɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɔːrɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  store something (away/up) to put something somewhere and keep it there to use later animals storing up food for the winter You can store coffee beans in the freezer to keep them fresh. He hoped the electronic equipment was safely stored away.
  2. 2  store something to keep information or facts in a computer or in your brain Thousands of pieces of data are stored in a computer's memory.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: shortening of Old French estore (noun), estorer (verb), from Latin instaurare ‘renew’; compare with restore.Extra examples Butane can be conveniently stored as a liquid in a can. The paintings were carefully stored in crates dependent on their size. electronically stored information Each department has a different system for storing and retrieving data. Each piece of information is stored in only one place in the database. The squirrels are storing up food for the winter. Thousands of pieces of data are stored in a computer’s memory. We are conducting research into how information is stored in the brain. Phrasal Verbsstore somethingup
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