Definition of storehouse in US English:



  • 1A building used for storing goods.

    • ‘The outpost was approximately one-half mile from the crossing and consisted of two existing buildings converted into a hospital and a commissary storehouse.’
    • ‘At least 20 people died and 175 were injured yesterday when a fireworks storehouse caught fire, triggering multiple explosions and sending billowing fireballs over the Dutch town of Enschede.’
    • ‘Set up in 1929, the museum has served as a storehouse for obsolete instruments and equipment and laboratory specimens, some of them difficult to date.’
    • ‘Wasn't this place supposed to be a storehouse for treasure?’
    • ‘Beside the town of Habuwa are remains of dwellings, storehouses and administrative buildings dating back to the Hyksos and the New Kingdom periods, as well as a great many ovens for baking bread to feed a large number of soldiers.’
    • ‘Lowering her longing eyes from Philip's splendid home, Agnes turned down a narrow alley-like road squeezed between a storehouse and a two-storey building.’
    • ‘Some of the material was found in what was later felt to be a storehouse or shrine, and a second site revealed the burial chamber of an important person.’
    • ‘Essentially profit-driven, these schools set up by provincial people are chiefly housed in abandoned storehouses or residential areas, and not subject to local supervision’
    • ‘He recounted an incident in which food contributed by international donors had been placed in a storehouse near the governor's office.’
    • ‘The police stormed a storehouse located in Pudong and found 994 pieces of fireworks the size of small TV sets.’
    • ‘It is advisable that prior to harvesting, the granaries and other storehouses are carefully cleaned.’
    • ‘The fire also lit other workshops and storehouses leading to several continuous explosions.’
    • ‘Most of the buildings still standing served as ammunition and fuel storehouses.’
    • ‘While most thieves have simply broken into sheds or storehouses, one industrious thief actually harvested someone else's rice himself during the night, reducing a lush golden field to a small rectangular patch.’
    • ‘In addition to the hall there are many other buildings, such as storehouses, guest houses, workshops, stables, servants' houses, a bake-house or kitchen and a stone built chapel.’
    • ‘Ammunition and guns have disappeared from storehouses.’
    • ‘Investigations indicated the fire started from a temporary storehouse at the building's rear adjacent to a boiler room.’
    • ‘Almost all these rock bands practise in basements of residential buildings that are too damp for people to live in, and are often used as storehouses.’
    • ‘A host of additional outbuildings were discovered as well, including two dairies, a smokehouse, a granary, and two storehouses, all adjacent to the house.’
    • ‘Tagore compares big libraries to storehouses and smaller ones to eating joints, which are frequented by many on a daily basis.’
    warehouse, depository, repository, store, storeroom, depot, entrepôt
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    1. 1.1 A large supply of something.
      ‘an enormous storehouse of facts’
      • ‘He is a storehouse of the history of our Carnival and a true ambassador for our culture.’
      • ‘In the Upanishads, the veritable storehouse of Indian philosophy, the sublime and the mundane, occasionally even the ludicrous, co-exist.’
      • ‘Not only does a journal provide a storehouse of material, and encourage sharp observation and profound reflection, but also it is developing the habit and skills of writing through regular engagement.’
      • ‘The book is a storehouse of knowledge on each of the 42 constituencies and will be on sale nationwide for €19.95.’
      • ‘But with his passing we have lost an irreplaceable memory, a vast storehouse of historic knowledge, and one of the last members of the generation that brought modern ways to the Canadian Arctic.’
      • ‘Making use of the storehouse of the unconscious, the automatism of contemporary technologies, and the power of collective action, such groups present us with a truly alternative mode to the production of knowledge.’
      • ‘Wetlands are the storehouses of groundwater and play a key role in maintaining the water table.’
      • ‘In the environment there is a dimension that resists and escapes us: to reduce the world to a storehouse of materials for limited human purposes is thus to put in question any serious belief in an indestructible human value.’
      • ‘The write-ups are a storehouse of information for future generations.’
      • ‘Women always have a richer storehouse of vocabulary that they inherit from their mothers and grandmothers.’
      • ‘Demolition enjoyed support among many former employees; factory buildings were dominating physical structures in the lives of workers, storehouses of powerful, oppressive memories.’
      • ‘It is the duty of any scientist to expand the storehouse of knowledge.’
      • ‘India with its vast variety of races and cultures is a veritable storehouse of folk dances.’
      • ‘At the very least, everybody understood that literature was a storehouse of documentary knowledge.’
      • ‘But there is a vast storehouse of useful information in our everyday experience.’
      • ‘In this small daily enterprise I hope to shift from being a writer who works in fits and starts to someone practising their craft daily, as well as creating a storehouse of ideas for longer pieces of work.’
      • ‘And here I thought you were the one to enlighten me with your storehouse of knowledge.’
      • ‘Like many, I've found the Bible a storehouse of wisdom and life.’
      • ‘The centre, a trade and tourism complex, could become a storehouse of information on the eventful history of Kerala, its cultural heritage, tourism and commercial potential and Ayurveda.’
      • ‘‘There was a time,’ said Smith, ‘when I believed Robert was a storehouse of all the best that was in our culture.’’
      stock, store, reserve, reservoir, stockpile, heap, pile, mass, hoard, cache, collection, repository
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