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Store vs Possesses - What's the difference?

store | possesses |

As verbs the difference between store and possesses

is that store is   To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose while possesses is third-person singular of possess.

As a noun store

is a place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.




(en noun)
  • A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.
  • A supply held in storage.
  • *
  • 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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  • (possess)

  • possess



  • To have; to have ownership of.
  • * 1818 , (Mary Shelley), (Frankenstein) , Volume 3, Chapter 7:
  • [...], the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds, which hardly any later friend can obtain.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=He read the letter aloud. Sophia listened with the studied air of one for whom, even in these days, a title possessed some surreptitious allurement.}}
  • To take control of someone's body or mind, especially in a supernatural manner.
  • To vest ownership in (someone); to give someone power or knowledge; to acquaint; to inform.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing) ,
  • LEONATO. I cannot bid you bid my daughter live;
    That were impossible; but, I pray you both,
    Possess the people in Messina here
    How innocent she died;
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Twelfth Night) , II, 3
  • [Sir Toby Belch] Possess' us, '''possess' us ; tell us something of him.




    * seise * (qualities or characteristics) inhold