(1)   An electronic memory device
"A memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
(2)   A mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
"He bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
(3)   A depository for goods
"Storehouses were built close to the docks"
(4)   A supply of something available for future use
"He brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"


(5)   Keep or lay aside for future use
"Store grain for the winter"
"The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
(6)   Find a place for and put away for storage
"Where should we stow the vegetables?"
"I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"


  1. A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.
    This building used to be a store for old tires.
  2. A supply held in storage.
    We have a large store of beer, in case we're snowed in.
  3. A place where items may be purchased.
    I need to get some milk from the grocery store.
  4. Memory.
    The main store of 1000 36-bit words seemed large at the time.


  • (place where items may be kept):
  • (supply held in storage): stock, supply
  • (place from which items may be purchased): boutique, shop (UK)
  • (in computing): memory


  1. To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose.
    I'll store these books in the attic.
  2. Write (something) into memory or registers.
    This operation stores the result on the stack.
  3. To remain in good condition while stored.
    I don't think that kind of cheese will store well in the refrigerator.