storehouse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

store +‎ house

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

storehouse (plural storehouses)

  1. A building for keeping goods of any kind, especially provisions.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 175:
      Jacobsen's theory about the empty storehouse is still valid, for a myth never has one meaning only; a myth is a polyphonic fugue of many voices.
    Synonyms: magazine, repository, warehouse
  2. (figuratively, by extension) A single location or resource where a large quantity of something can be found.
    This old book is a genuine storehouse of useful cooking tips.
  3. (obsolete) A mass or quantity laid up.

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Verb[edit]

storehouse (third-person singular simple present storehouses, present participle storehousing, simple past and past participle storehoused)

  1. (transitive) To lay up in store.
    the mental storehousing of information