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Definition of "warehouse" []

  • A place in which goods or merchandise are stored; a storehouse. (noun)
  • A large, usually wholesale shop. (noun)
  • To place or store in a warehouse, especially in a bonded or government warehouse. (verb-transitive)
  • To institutionalize (people) in usually deficient housing and in conditions in which medical, educational, psychiatric, and social services are below par or absent: "has felt forced to warehouse hundreds of children in temporary shelters” ( Justine Wise Polier). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "warehouse" in a sentence
  • "In the front of the warehouse is the Asylum shop, a new operation they opened up."
  • "I believe you will discover that the warehouse is the possession of Matthews Industries, and that, with the knowledge that the man you will find was the face behind the Talon's hood, should be all you will need to know."
  • "Even the word "warehouse" itself has become something of a misnomer; the idea is no longer to house goods but to keep them moving, from port to rail to tractor-trailer to store display."