"stores" in the noun sense
1. shop, store
a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
"he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
2. store, stock, fund
a supply of something available for future use
"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
3. memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory board
an electronic memory device
"a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
4. storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store
a depository for goods
"storehouses were built close to the docks"
"stores" in the verb sense
1. store, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away
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"
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"
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