storage

Definitions

  • Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England
    Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n storage depositing in a warehouse "they decided to reposition their furniture in a recommended repository in Brooklyn","my car is in storage","publishers reduced print runs to cut down the cost of warehousing"
    • n storage the act of storing something
    • n storage the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials
    • n storage an electronic memory device "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
    • n storage a depository for goods "storehouses were built close to the docks"
    • n storage (computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Planté's storage battery Planté's storage battery
Faure storage battery Faure storage battery
Ice storage room Ice storage room

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "Spruce Goose" flew on November 2, 1947, for one mile, at a maximum altitude of 70 feet. Built by Howard Hughes, it is the largest aircraft ever built, the 140-ton eight-engine seaplane, made of birch, has a wingspan of 320 feet. It was built as a prototype troop transport. Rejected by the Pentagon, Hughes put the plane into storage, never to be flown again.
    • Storage Space for the safe keeping of goods.
    • Storage The act of depositing in a store or warehouse for safe keeping; also, the safe keeping of goods in a warehouse.
    • Storage The price changed for keeping goods in a store.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Federal Reserve printed up an extra $50 billion in small bills just in case people started hoarding money prior to the year 2000. Since nowhere near that much cash was needed, and there was a long-term storage problem, most of that money was recycled.
    • n storage The act of storing, in any sense; specifically, the keeping of goods in a store, warehouse, or other place of deposit.
    • n storage The price charged or paid for keeping goods in a storehouse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capital building is 19.5 feet tall and weighs 15,000 pounds. It was created in Rome, and the ship that brought it to America ran into a storm so severe that most of the cargo had to be tossed overboard. Before the ship reached the United States, it was condemned and sold in Bermuda, where the statue was put in storage. Two years later it reached Washington, but because of the Civil War the dome wasn't finished and the statue didn't get hoisted to its proper position for another two years.
    • ns Storage the placing in a store: the safe-keeping of goods in a store: the price paid or charged for keeping goods in a store
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Quotations

  • Herbert Samuel
    Herbert Samuel
    “A library is thought in cold storage.”
  • Paul G. Thomas
    Paul G. Thomas
    “Information storage has to take place at the unconscious level.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estor, estoire—L. instaurāre, to provide.

Usage

In literature:

The first pirate Ralestone's storage-house!
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
The handle and lid may be easily removed to permit of packing and storage.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
Its deep foss is cut in the solid rock, and furnished with subterranean magazines for the storage of provisions.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
Its deep foss is cut in the solid rock, and furnished with subterranean magazines for the storage of provisions.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Then beyond, detached, were houses for storage and other purposes connected with the business.
"Faith Gartney's Girlhood" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
S is a storage cell.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
Unfortunately they learned too late and were sent here to dig underground pits for my spaceships and storage dumps.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
What was the purpose of this storage?
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
All these must be tested out by the aid of a storage battery.
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
Most of the latter were in the open, with small kitchen and storage buildings.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
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In news:

It is a small space and we would like to provide them with storage so SHELVES AND SKIRTING AROUND THE TRAILER.
The company's tape drive comes with a choice of storage capacities, allowing users to expand their storage as their needs and budgets grow.
The e-mail storage race appeared to have reached a new height this week when test users of Google's free Gmail service noticed having not just 1 gigabyte of storage, but 1 terabyte .
Need something from your storage unit or are you ready to leave storage for good.
Storage Post Self Storage Wins Design Award for Brochure .
Coastal Mini Storage is offering free storage to victims of the April 16 storms in North and South Carolina .
Extra Space Storage Buys 10 East Coast Self-Storage Facilities From Hampshire Cos .
Self-Storage Operator Storage Deluxe Acquires Vacant Land in Queens, NY, for $5.7M.
Self-storage operator Storage Deluxe recently acquired vacant land in Long Island City, Queens, N.Y. For $5.75 million.
Storage Hypervisors vs Software Defined Storage.
Such storage capacities would enable 3.5-inch disks with over 300 TB storage capacity and 2.5-inch disks with over 100 TB digital storage capacity.
Keith Lottes practices his drums for a portrait in his storage unit at Storage Mart.
Now with OS33 Cloud Drive technology, MSPs can better meet their users' growing storage needs by blending solutions from multiple cloud storage providers.
Self-storage operator Storage Deluxe has purchased a property in Flushing , Queens, New York, for $14.3 million.
Self-Storage Operator Storage Post Adds Facebook Reservations Functionality .
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In science:

The disorder leads a significant energy storage in the system.
Localization of acoustic waves in 1D random liquid media
Associated with such energy storage is a global collective behavior.
Localize energy in random media: A new phase state
The job begins by copying the images to be processed from the cluster central storage to local scratch space.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The storage of images, both locally and on archival storage quickly became a limiting bottleneck.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Up to the energies reached at the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR) the agreement is surprisingly good, with a discrepancy below one track per event.
MINT - A Simple Model for Low Energy Hadronic Interactions
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