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Store and Restore Definitions

Store

A place where merchandise is offered for sale; a shop.

Restore

To bring back into existence or use; reestablish
Restore law and order.

Store

A stock or supply reserved for future use
A squirrel's store of acorns.

Restore

To bring back to an original or normal condition
Restore a building.
Restored the patient to health.

Store

Stores Supplies, especially of food, clothing, or arms.
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Restore

To place in a former position or location
Restored the book to the shelf.

Store

A place where commodities are kept; a warehouse or storehouse.

Restore

To put (someone) back in a former position or role
Restore the emperor to the throne.

Store

A great quantity or number; an abundance.

Restore

To make restitution of; give back
Restore the stolen funds.
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Store

To reserve or put away for future use.

Restore

(transitive) To reestablish, or bring back into existence.
To restore harmony among those who are at variance
He restored my lost faith in him by doing a good deed.

Store

To fill, supply, or stock.

Restore

(transitive) To bring back to good condition from a state of decay or ruin.

Store

To deposit or receive in a storehouse or warehouse for safekeeping.
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Restore

(transitive) To give or bring back (that which has been lost or taken); to bring back to the owner; to replace.

Store

(Computers) To copy (data) into memory or onto a storage device, such as a hard disk.

Restore

(transitive) To give in place of, or as restitution for.

Store

A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.
This building used to be a store for old tires.

Restore

To recover (data, etc.) from a backup.
There was a crash last night, and we're still restoring the file system.

Store

A supply held in storage.

Restore

To bring (a note) back to its original signification.

Store

(mainly North American) A place where items may be purchased; a shop.
I need to get some milk from the grocery store.

Restore

(obsolete) To make good; to make amends for.

Store

Memory.
The main store of 1000 36-bit words seemed large at the time.

Restore

(computing) The act of recovering data or a system from a backup.
We backed up the data successfully, but the restore failed.

Store

A great quantity or number; abundance.

Restore

To bring back to its former state; to bring back from a state of ruin, decay, disease, or the like; to repair; to renew; to recover.
Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.
And his hand was restored whole as the other.

Store

A head of store cattle (feeder cattle to be sold to others for finishing); a store cattle beast.

Restore

To give or bring back, as that which has been lost., or taken away; to bring back to the owner; to replace.
Now therefore restore the man his wife.
Loss of Eden, till one greater manRestore us, and regain the blissful seat.
The father banished virtue shall restore.

Store

(transitive) To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose.
I'll store these books in the attic.

Restore

To renew; to reëstablish; as, to restore harmony among those who are variance.

Store

Contain.
The cabinets store all the food the mice would like.

Restore

To give in place of, or as satisfaction for.
He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

Store

Have the capacity and capability to contain.
They sell boxes that store 24 mason jars.

Restore

To make good; to make amends for.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,All losses are restored, and sorrows end.

Store

To write (something) into memory or registers.
This operation stores the result on the stack.

Restore

To bring back from a state of injury or decay, or from a changed condition; as, to restore a painting, statue, etc.

Store

That which is accumulated, or massed together; a source from which supplies may be drawn; hence, an abundance; a great quantity, or a great number.
The ships are fraught with store of victuals.
With store of ladies, whose bright eyesRain influence, and give the prize.

Restore

Restoration.

Store

A place of deposit for goods, esp. for large quantities; a storehouse; a warehouse; a magazine.

Restore

Return to its original or usable and functioning condition;
Restore the forest to its original pristine condition

Store

Any place where goods are sold, whether by wholesale or retail; a shop.

Restore

Return to life; get or give new life or energy;
The week at the spa restored me

Store

Articles, especially of food, accumulated for some specific object; supplies, as of provisions, arms, ammunition, and the like; as, the stores of an army, of a ship, of a family.
His swine, his horse, his stoor, and his poultry.
In his needy shop a tortoise hung,An alligator stuffed, and other skinsOf ill-shaped fishes; and about his shelvesA beggarly account of empty boxes.
Sulphurous and nitrous foam, . . . Concocted and adjusted, they reducedTo blackest grain, and into store conveyed.

Restore

Give or bring back;
Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner

Store

Accumulated; hoarded.

Restore

Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;
She repaired her TV set
Repair my shoes please

Store

To collect as a reserved supply; to accumulate; to lay away.
Dora stored what little she could save.

Restore

Bring back into original existence, use, function, or position;
Restore law and order
Reestablish peace in the region
Restore the emperor to the throne

Store

To furnish; to supply; to replenish; esp., to stock or furnish against a future time.
Her mind with thousand virtues stored.
Wise Plato said the world with men was stored.
Having stored a pond of four acres with carps, tench, and other fish.

Store

To deposit in a store, warehouse, or other building, for preservation; to warehouse; as, to store goods.

Store

A mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services;
He bought it at a shop on Cape Cod

Store

A supply of something available for future use;
He brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

Store

An electronic memory device;
A memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached

Store

A depository for goods;
Storehouses were built close to the docks

Store

Keep or lay aside for future use;
Store grain for the winter
The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat

Store

Find a place for and put away for storage;
Where should we stow the vegetables?
I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some

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