Definition of overstored in US English:



  • 1Stored for too long a period.

    ‘an overstored apple’
    • ‘Overstored fruits can develop a deep yellow colour that makes them appear old.’
    • ‘Brown, mealy flesh, occurring in overmature, overstored fruit.’
  • 2Supplied with more retail stores than the market demands.

    ‘just at a time when this area is already overstored’
    • ‘We aren't overstored, we're under-marketed.’
    • ‘‘The U.S. is way ‘overstored’ in general,’ says the senior vice president at a retail-consulting firm.’
    • ‘Every metro area is overstored. The amount of retail space per person in the U.S. has ballooned 450 percent since 1970.’