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1‘a store of food’
supply, stock, stockpile, reserve, cache, hoard, accumulation, cumulation, quantity, pile, heap, load
fund, bank, pool, mine, wealth, deposit, reservoir, inventory, repertoire, repertory
2‘a grain store’
storeroom, storehouse, warehouse, repository, depository, entrepôt
British historical still room
archaic garner, spence
3stores‘there was a vital need to recruit fresh men and to replenish the stores’
supplies, provisions, stocks, rations, food, foodstuffs
formal comestibles, provender
4‘a DIY store’
shop, retail outlet, reseller, department store, chain store, emporium
supermarket, hypermarket, superstore
North American informal big box
1‘the animals need a place to store food for the winter’
keep, keep in reserve, stow, stockpile, lay aside, lay in, set aside, put away, put down, put to one side, deposit, save, hoard, cache
stock up on, stock up with, get in supplies of, collect, gather, accumulate, cumulate, amass
husband, reserve, preserve
informal put away for a rainy day, squirrel away, salt away, stash
2‘furniture that had been stored in the attic for thirty years’
put into storage, put in store, put away
‘Gwen set great store by good manners’
value, attach great importance to, put a high value on, put a premium on
think highly of, hold in regard, hold in high regard, have a high opinion of, admire, appreciate, respect, prize, esteem
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