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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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warehouse store
▪ Very large warehouse volumes may be involved - Ford, Dagenham is of the order of 225,000m 3.
▪ That means we know your business's needs-whether a small office or a large warehouse.
▪ It was a large warehouse that had been converted by the addition of beds into a dormitory.
▪ He supervised operations from a large warehouse at Greenwich on the Thames, whence he supplied the metropolitan market in particular.
▪ Sixty-five acres of cinders surround some single-story office buildings and several large warehouses.
▪ An approximate total of some 2,000 tons of aircraft ancillary equipment is held in stock in four large warehouses.
▪ Detectives now believe that 25-year-old Stephanie was held in a large workshop or warehouse type building.
▪ By 1784 a new pool of weavers and a new warehouse in Stockport had been added.
▪ Ellis, represented Gillette in its search for new warehouse space.
▪ For example, he ensures that the investment in the new warehouse is matched by an investment in warehousemen.
▪ These arms were commissioned at the time for a New Bond Street warehouse at a cost of 20 guineas.
▪ Which two places on map H do you think are best for new warehouses and distribution?
▪ When the business needed to expand, the Reichmanns took bids for a new warehouse.
▪ A new warehouse has been constructed to facilitate the management of valve stocks.
▪ Guests in the new warehouse facility.
▪ It was down by the old meat-packing warehouses.
▪ Around were old warehouses and coffee-roasting plants, fifty-cent-a-night hotels.
▪ He then went to look at some property left to the council by a benefactor, an old grain warehouse.
▪ Tired of browsing through art galleries in old warehouses?
▪ Grandiose redevelopment programmes of redundant docks around the country have resulted in the demolition of numerous old warehouses.
▪ A likely site for the centre is an old tobacco warehouse.
▪ He collapsed outside an old warehouse.
▪ With clipboard and checklist he had temporarily resumed his old warehouse occupation.
▪ The loss of consumption is showing up at exchange warehouses, where copper inventories are rising.
▪ The catalyst for this rebound in prices: large declines in stockpiles of the metal registered with New York Mercantile Exchange warehouses.
▪ So they decided to build the warehouse themselves - which they managed to do for C$10,000.
▪ I did not start on my own - a young neighbour was selling children's garments she bought from a warehouse.
▪ I told you Connelly had bought a warehouse.
▪ Thousands of its properties were destroyed or converted into warehouses, clubs or businesses.
▪ Steve Morgan lives in a converted warehouse.
▪ The needle immediately showed a reading, which then strengthened and weakened as he moved about the warehouse.
▪ As inventory items are moved into the warehouse, loans are made to the borrower.
▪ Goods subject to excise duty, such as tobacco and alcohol, could move freely between bonded warehouses in the different member states.
▪ As the crop is harvested and canned, the canned products are moved into a field warehouse.
▪ He became an experienced weaver before moving to the warehouse as superintendent in 1973 and more recently as Manager in 1986.
▪ Exactly how do the vehicles move from one distribution warehouse to another?
▪ They are of two types: the warehouse store and the limited assortment store.
▪ In fact, the Brandon Vale airport had all the charm and credibility of a foreclosed and abandoned warehouse.
▪ It has the charm of a warehouse and the coziness of an airplane hangar.
▪ It will be years before I catalogue her paintings in a warehouse room.
▪ Kittiwakes, seagulls that normally nest on cliffs, are now installed as regular guests on a warehouse ledge.
▪ Prices rose in April 1990, but fell again in May to £1,573 after an upsurge in warehouse copper stocks.
▪ Recently a new S80 large fork lift has been supplied to the warehouse.
▪ So, too, do those people in towns who have the misfortune to live near the wrong warehouse.
▪ The £5,500 creation is currently in mothballs in a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Warehouse \Ware"house`\, n.; pl. Warehouses. A storehouse for wares, or goods.


Warehouse \Ware"house`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warehoused; p. pr. & vb. n. Warehousing.]

  1. To deposit or secure in a warehouse.

  2. To place in the warehouse of the government or customhouse stores, to be kept until duties are paid.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., from ware (n.) + house. Compare Dutch warenhuis, German warenhaus. Meaning "large impersonal institution" is American English colloquial, first attested 1970.


1799, "deposit or secure in a warehouse," from warehouse (n.). In the colloquial sense, especially of mentally disabled persons, from 1972. Related: Warehoused; warehousing.


n. A place for store large amounts of products (wares). In logistics, a place where products go to from the manufacturer before going to the retailer. vb. 1 To store, as in a warehouse. 2 To confine people to institutions for long-term periods.


n. a storehouse for goods and merchandise [syn: storage warehouse]


v. store in a warehouse


A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial areas of cities, towns and villages.

They usually have loading docks to load and unload goods from trucks. Sometimes warehouses are designed for the loading and unloading of goods directly from railways, airports, or seaports. They often have cranes and forklifts for moving goods, which are usually placed on ISO standard pallets loaded into pallet racks. Stored goods can include any raw materials, packing materials, spare parts, components, or finished goods associated with agriculture, manufacturing and production. In Indian English a warehouse may be referred to as a godown.

Warehouse (nightclub)

The Warehouse was a nightclub established in Chicago, Illinois in 1977 under the direction of Robert Williams. It is today most famous for being what many consider to be the birthplace and heart of " house music" under its first musical director, DJ Frankie Knuckles.

Warehouse (Dave Matthews Band)

The Warehouse is the official fan association for Dave Matthews Band. Founded on December 4, 1998, Warehouse gives fan early access to concert tickets, exclusive CDs and merchandise to its members. The current fee for membership is $35 per year, up from the original price of $30.

Warehouse is run by Musictoday, a Charlottesville, Virginia-based company run by DMB manager Coran Capshaw. The success of the Warehouse led to Musictoday running similar online fan clubs for other major artists. Musictoday was acquired by major concert promoter Live Nation.

Warehouse (disambiguation)

A warehouse is a storage facility.

Warehouse can also refer to:

  • Warehouse 13, an American science fiction series
  • Warehouse Fan Association, official Dave Matthews Band fan club
  • Warehouse (nightclub), a club in Chicago credited by many as being the origin of the term "house music"
  • Warehouse (song), one of Dave Matthews Band's most popular live songs
  • Warehouse: Songs and Stories, a Hüsker Dü album

The Warehouse may refer to:

  • The Warehouse Group, a New Zealand retailer
  • The Warehouse (London), a concert venue and home of the London Festival Orchestra on the South Bank, London
  • The Warehouse (New Orleans), a rock music venue in New Orleans during the 1970s
  • The Warehouse (Syracuse), a building in Syracuse, New York
Warehouse (song)

Warehouse is a song by Dave Matthews Band which was released on their first studio album, Under the Table and Dreaming. A live performance of the song was also released on their early EP Recently. This song ranks near the top of the list in terms of all time fan favorites. It was played since the very beginning and has remained a highlight of nearly every show in which it is played.

Warehouse (Raleigh)

The Warehouse District is a major downtown district in Raleigh, North Carolina, The Warehouse District is a growing arts, restaurant, nightlife, and entrepreneurial district located three blocks west of the Raleigh Convention Center. The district consists of six blocks of spacious red-brick buildings, most of which are re-purposed warehouses, factories and depots.

Usage examples of "warehouse".

Stealing one from an ambulance was one thing, but from a warehouse was something entirely different.

She had mailed all three bags simultaneously, the one from the Birth Center, the unwrapped one from the ambulance, and the one she had bribed from the warehouse receptionist.

The other was from the ambulance warehouse, which also came back negative.

I was the one who assumed the bags for the Birth Center ambulance were stored in their warehouse.

In addition to all those appurtenances of any garrison town, Basilea also had a fringe of docks, repair shops, chandleries and warehouses along the Rhenus riverfront.

Chapter 64: Thursday, 18870811:0827 The sudden pressure in his ears, along with the hiss that rose to a quick crescendo before dying away, told George that the car had arrived in the warehouse.

The captain strode to the rail, leaning against it as he watched the barouche swing about and disappear around the corner of a warehouse.

After a circuitous route of nearly one mile, Bronden came to a large warehouse.

You bought the rice on open credit, hypothecated the warehouse receipts with various banks, paid for half the rice with the proceeds and used the remainder of the loan to pyramid with.

To begin with, we had half a million bags of California rice stored in warehouses here and there, and you hypothecated the warehouse receipts and bought Philippine and Chinese rice.

He stares across the lawns to the tower blocks soaring above the jostling maisonettes, factories and warehouses.

I am not prepared to believe that the enormous warehouses of Westport were ever filled to overflowing with merchandise, being inclined rather to assign their vast size to that tendency towards overbuilding which is a permanent characteristic of a generous and hopeful people.

From his exalted position Passepartout observed with much curiosity the wide streets, the low, evenly ranged houses, the Anglo-Saxon Gothic churches, the great docks, the palatial wooden and brick warehouses, the numerous conveyances, omnibuses, horse-cars, and upon the side-walks, not only Americans and Europeans, but Chinese and Indians.

This was another large prefabricated warehouse, fitted with airtight doors and a powerful air-conditioning unit to maintain the scrolls in an atmosphere of optimum temperature and humidity.

Above was a prefabricated office, slung between two steel girders originally added to strengthen the brick walls of the warehouse.