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stor·age

storage

 
 
pronunciation:
sto rihj
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of storing or state of being stored.
Will you be responsible for the storage of my furniture?
definition 2: a place for storing goods.
Our furniture is in storage while we look for a new place to live.My things should be safe in storage.
Word Builder: storage +
  • storage cabinet:
    a cabinet in which you store things.
  • storage room:
    a room in which you store things.
  • storage closet:
    a closet in which you store things.
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The word storage contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before -age (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.