Definition of storage in English:



  • 1The action or method of storing something for future use.

    ‘the chair can be folded flat for easy storage’
    as modifier ‘the room lacked storage space’
    • ‘Elevated cortisol leads to increased fat storage, particularly around the waistline.’
    • ‘You should also insist on off-site storage of the firearms as suggested above (in a gun safe).’
    • ‘It's a common problem, but people who come to view your house will think there's a lack of storage space.’
    • ‘Off the kitchen, a ceramic-tiled utility room has plenty of storage space and is fully plumbed and vented.’
    • ‘In addition to storage, management and spreading practices, the amended regulation also addresses methods for storage and disposal of dead animals.’
    • ‘On the other hand, prolonged cold storage could be used as a tool for affecting oxidative metabolism.’
    • ‘The lack of practical storage methods has hindered the more widespread use of hydrogen fuels, which are both renewable and environmentally clean.’
    • ‘Techniques must be developed for the destruction and/or storage of these wastes.’
    • ‘As we have painfully learnt during periods of national food shortages, it is expensive and wasteful to let crops rot for lack of storage space.’
    • ‘The first catalog offered eight pages and nine products dedicated to improving on existing methods of tool storage, organization and transport.’
    • ‘These methods were successful in storage of rain water for future use.’
    • ‘To get around the lack of storage space, Tokyo shoppers shop more frequently than their American counterparts and tend to buy a lot of fresh food at local stores.’
    • ‘It helps that this apartment doesn't lack for storage space, a common complaint of city living.’
    • ‘The stairway left little room for counter or storage space.’
    • ‘The lack of storage space already creates a problem for the workers and when the donations for the new centre start coming in they desperately need somewhere to store them.’
    • ‘A door leads through to a utility room which has further storage space.’
    • ‘There is plenty of additional storage space around the room.’
    • ‘And there is no widespread storage method today that mitigates this problem.’
    • ‘Third - and here's the surprise - carbohydrates can directly increase fat storage.’
    • ‘The Environment Act and its regulations are quite clear and specific in defining acceptable methods of storage, application and use of manure on agricultural lands.’
    1. 1.1 The retention of retrievable data on a computer or other electronic system; memory.
      • ‘We also installed a disk drive for data storage.’
      • ‘Engineers and researchers have for many years dreamed of a world in which people could share immense computing power and data storage to improve the way they work.’
      • ‘Technology to improve electronic data storage and retrieval will also allow greater monitoring of organizational records.’
      • ‘The hardware architecture is typically a traditional three-level archive - storage is online, near line, or offline.’
      • ‘Her primary research interests revolve around the problems of digital image storage and retrieval.’
      • ‘On the other hand, databases provide advantages when it comes to data storage and retrieval.’
      • ‘Have all their systems integrated with their back-end databases for real-time information storage and retrieval.’
      • ‘As the description implies, the capacity is roughly 128MB, and the technology used for storage is flash memory.’
      • ‘One of the biggest bottlenecks is the memory subsystem responsible for data storage and retrieval.’
      • ‘Customers can then control the amount of bandwidth, memory and storage dedicated to each partition in some sophisticated ways.’
      • ‘From processors and storage to graphics cards and LCD monitors, here's the inside information you need to know.’
      • ‘The increase has been blamed on the rise of the Internet, electronic services and computerised storage of information turning data protection and privacy into a hot topic.’
      • ‘The device was claimed to use Flash memory for storage rather than the usual hard drive.’
      • ‘As you're no doubt aware, computer storage has come a long way in the past 10 years.’
      • ‘Offloading data storage and retrieval tasks to a relational database server means our programs can be smaller and easier to maintain.’
      • ‘It uses flash memory to provide nonvolatile storage, which means that a power source is not required to retain stored data.’
    2. 1.2 Space available for storing something, in particular allocated space in a warehouse.
      ‘Cooper had put much of the furniture into storage’
      • ‘There is eaves storage available here, cleverly tucked away behind pine doors.’
      • ‘One large, wood-paneled wall combines storage, display space, and library materials.’
      • ‘A local warehouse provided storage for the cans and supplies.’
      • ‘It is fitted with a range of wooden floor and wall units while further storage is available in a walk-in pantry.’
      • ‘With most of my furniture in storage, I've had ample opportunity to appreciate the maximum surface area.’
      • ‘The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of wooden wall and floor units while further storage is available in the adjoining utility room.’
      • ‘The main bathroom has a corner bath with shower attachment and part tiled walls, while additional storage is available in the hot press and attic.’
      • ‘Additional cement and fly ash storage is also available.’
      • ‘When that happens we'll join Graham in Somerset, leaving our furniture and effects in storage pending the purchase of a suitable house close by the holiday camp.’
      • ‘One of the most pressing needs is for warehouse storage to ensure that the goods imported by businessmen and ordinary people are properly secured and remain safe.’
      • ‘Again there is no built-in storage but space is available to rectify this.’
      • ‘Bike storage will be available and additional parking from local area lots can be purchased.’
      • ‘Our notebooks and other research material go into a ‘squirrel’ - warehouse storage somewhere in the country where they can be retrieved if need be.’
      • ‘We have secure storage available for these items.’
      • ‘We'll be putting some precious furniture and essentials into storage but only a few things we know we'll not have room for or will not fit into life in the City.’
      • ‘If so, do you need to consider putting some furniture into storage for a while?’
      • ‘Its space, layout, storage, bathroom facilities, amenities, and balcony were all well designed.’
      • ‘The ground floor of the new building provides much needed storage and also workshop space for the Museum to build exhibitions.’
      • ‘The hall also has a guest bathroom and understairs storage is available.’
    3. 1.3 The cost of storing something in a warehouse.
      • ‘Father of one, Kenneth said that when you add up the amount of fuel they use plus running, maintenance and storage the planes cost around £800 an hour.’