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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [noun wair-hous; verb wair-houz, -hous]
    • /noun ˈwɛərˌhaʊs; verb ˈwɛərˌhaʊz, -ˌhaʊs/
    • /ˈweə.haʊs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [noun wair-hous; verb wair-houz, -hous]
    • /noun ˈwɛərˌhaʊs; verb ˈwɛərˌhaʊz, -ˌhaʊs/

Definitions of warehouse word

  • noun plural warehouse a building, or a part of one, for the storage of goods, merchandise, etc. 1
  • noun plural warehouse British. a large retail store. 1
  • noun plural warehouse a building, or a part of one, in which wholesalers keep large stocks of merchandise, which they display and sell to retailers. 1
  • verb with object warehouse to place, deposit, or store in a warehouse. 1
  • verb with object warehouse to set aside or accumulate, as for future use. 1
  • verb with object warehouse to place in a government or bonded warehouse, to be kept until duties are paid. 1

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Origin of warehouse

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at ware1, house

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Parts of speech for Warehouse


warehouse popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% 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".

warehouse usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warehouse

noun warehouse

  • granary — a storehouse or repository for grain, especially after it has been threshed or husked.
  • silo — a structure, typically cylindrical, in which fodder or forage is kept.
  • grain elevator — elevator (def 4).
  • barn — A barn is a building on a farm in which crops or animal food can be kept.
  • storeroom — a room in which stores are kept.

verb warehouse

  • put by — to move or place (anything) so as to get it into or out of a specific location or position: to put a book on the shelf.
  • mothball — a small ball of naphthalene or sometimes of camphor for placing in closets or other storage areas to repel moths from clothing, blankets, etc.
  • roll up — a document of paper, parchment, or the like, that is or may be rolled up, as for storing; scroll.
  • top off — the highest or loftiest point or part of anything; apex; summit. Synonyms: zenith, acme, peak, pinnacle, vertex. Antonyms: bottom, base, foot, lowest point.
  • stow — Nautical. to put (cargo, provisions, etc.) in the places intended for them. to put (sails, spars, gear, etc.) in the proper place or condition when not in use.

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