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Meaning of warehouse

ware•house

Pronunciation: (n.wâr'hous"v.wâr'houz", -hous"), [key]
— n., pl. v., -hous•es -housed, -hous•ing.
—n.
  1. a building, or a part of one, for the storage of goods, merchandise, etc.
  2. a large retail store.
  3. a building, or a part of one, in which wholesalers keep large stocks of merchandise, which they display and sell to retailers.
—v.t.
  1. to place, deposit, or store in a warehouse.
  2. to set aside or accumulate, as for future use.
  3. to place in a government or bonded warehouse, to be kept until duties are paid.
  4. to confine (the mentally ill) to large institutions for long-term custodial care.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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