AskDefine | Define storage

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of storing something
2 a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks" [syn: storehouse, depot, entrepot, store]
3 the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials
4 (computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk
5 an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached" [syn: memory, computer memory, computer storage, store, memory board]
6 depositing in a warehouse [syn: repositing, reposition, warehousing]

User Contributed Dictionary



store + -age


  1. The act of storing goods or the state of being stored
  2. A place for storing goods
  3. The price charged for storing goods
  4. That part of a computer, such as discs, where data is stored for subsequent retrieval (but compare memory).

Derived terms


the act or the state
the price

Extensive Definition

The term Storage may refer to:

See also

storage in Catalan: Memòria
storage in German: Storage
storage in Spanish: Memoria
storage in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Memoria
storage in Simple English: Storage

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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