set store by

set store by
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [set stawr, stohr bahy]
    • /sɛt stɔr, stoʊr baɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [set stawr, stohr bahy]
    • /sɛt stɔr, stoʊr baɪ/

Definitions of set store by words

  • noun set store by an establishment where merchandise is sold, usually on a retail basis. 1
  • noun set store by a grocery: We need bread and milk from the store. 1
  • noun set store by a stall, room, floor, or building housing or suitable for housing a retail business. 1
  • noun set store by a supply or stock of something, especially one for future use. 1
  • noun set store by stores, supplies of food, clothing, or other requisites, as for a household, inn, or naval or military forces. 1
  • noun set store by Chiefly British. a storehouse or warehouse. 1

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Origin of set store by

First appearance:

before 1225
One of the 9% oldest English words
1225-75; (v.) Middle English storen, aphetic variant of astoren < Old French estorer < Latin instaurāre to set up, renew, equivalent to in- in-2 + staur- (akin to Greek staurós across and to steer1) + -āre infinitive suffix; (noun) Middle English, aphetic variant of astore < Old French estore, derivative of estorer

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Parts of speech for Set store by


set store by popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for set store by

verb set store by

  • accept — If you accept something that you have been offered, you say yes to it or agree to take it.
  • accounted — an oral or written description of particular events or situations; narrative: an account of the meetings; an account of the trip.
  • apprize — to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend.
  • daresay — Dare say (in the sense of \"think something to be probable\").
  • deem — If something is deemed to have a particular quality or to do a particular thing, it is considered to have that quality or do that thing.

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