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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [stawr, stohr]
    • /stɔr, stoʊr/
    • /stɔːr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [stawr, stohr]
    • /stɔr, stoʊr/

Definitions of stores word

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

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Origin of stores

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 Stores


stores 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".

stores usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for stores

noun stores

  • accumulations — Plural form of accumulation.
  • armamentariums — Plural form of armamentarium.
  • arsenals — Plural form of arsenal.
  • backlogs — Plural form of backlog.
  • banks — Iain (Menzies). 1954–2013, Scottish novelist and science fiction writer. His novels include The Wasp Factory (1984), The Crow Road (1992), and The Steep Approach to Garbadale (2007); science-fiction (under the name Iain M. Banks) includes Look to Windward (2000)

verb stores

  • caches — Plural form of cache.
  • carries — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of carry.
  • chocks — Plural form of chock.
  • concentrates — Plural form of concentrate.
  • conserves — Plural form of conserve.

Antonyms for stores

noun stores

  • famine — extreme and general scarcity of food, as in a country or a large geographical area.
  • distributions — Plural form of distribution.

verb stores

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