Store vs Merchandise - What's the difference?

store | merchandise |

As verbs the difference between store and merchandise

is that store is while merchandise is .




(en noun)
  • A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.
  • A supply held in storage.
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  • By late summer a sufficient store of stone had accumulated, and then the building began, under the superintendence of the pigs.
  • (label) A place where items may be purchased.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1899, author=(Stephen Crane)
  • , title=, chapter=1 , passage=There was some laughter, and Roddle was left free to expand his ideas on the periodic visits of cowboys to the town. “Mason Rickets, he had ten big punkins a-sittin' in front of his store , an' them fellers from the Upside-down-F ranch shot 'em up […].”}}
  • Memory.
  • A large amount of information retained in one's memory.
  • A great quantity or number.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • With store of ladies, whose bright eyes / Rain influence, and give the prize.


    * (supply held in storage) stock, supply * (place from which items may be purchased) boutique, shop (UK); see also * (in computing) memory

    Derived terms

    * company store * drugstore * general store * variety store * give away the store * in store * mind the store * put store in * set store by * storage * storebought * storefront * storehouse * storekeeper * storeroom


  • (transitive)  To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.}}
  • (computing)  Write (something) into memory or registers.
  • (intransitive)  To remain in good condition while stored.
  • Derived terms

    * store away * store up

    See also

    * ("store" on Wikipedia)


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    Alternative forms

    * merchandize , merchaundise (obsolete),merchaundize (obsolete)


  • (uncountable) Commodities offered for sale.
  • ''good business depends on having good merchandise
  • (countable) A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise.
  • (uncountable) The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "merchandise": returned, used, damaged, stolen, assorted, lost, promotional, industrial, cheap, expensive, imported, good, inferior.


    * wares * product


  • (archaic) To engage in trade; to carry on commerce.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods.
  • He started his career merchandising in a small clothing store chain.
  • (archaic) To engage in the trade of.
  • To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of.
  • He got hired to merchandise some new sporting goods lines.
  • To promote as if for sale.
  • The record companies don't get as good a return on merchandising artists under contract.


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