Granary vs Storage - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between granary and storage

is that granary is (agriculture) a storage facility for grain or sometimes animal feed while storage is (uncountable) the act of storing goods; the state of being stored.



  • (agriculture) A storage facility for grain or sometimes animal feed.
  • (figuratively) A fertile, grain-growing region.
  • Derived terms

    * granary bread

    See also

    * silo * grain elevator



  • (uncountable) The act of storing goods; the state of being stored.
  • There's a lot of storage space in the loft.
  • (usually, uncountable) An object or place in which something is stored.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=February 1, author=Staff writers, title=Fires rage as business counts cost, work= citation
  • , passage=Melbourne's water storages plunged by 0.7 per cent in a week, down to 33.1 per cent capacity, as Victoria recorded its second-driest January on record.}}
  • * 2011 (2008), Wan Renpu, Petroleum Industry Press (translator), Advanced Well Completion Engineering , page 115,
  • Underground natural gas storages' are underground facilities for storing natural gas. At present, there are three types of underground natural gas '''storages''' worldwide, which include depleted oil and gas reservoir gas '''storages''', salt-cave gas '''storages''' and aquifer ' storages .
  • * 2012 , A. Grinham, B. Gibbes, D. Gale, M. Watkinson, M. Bartow (University of Queensland), Extreme rainfall and drinking water quality: a regional perspective'', C. A. Brebbia, ''Water Pollution XI , page 187,
  • Low impact storages' included the northern and southern region?s Cooloolabin Dam, Baroon Pocket Dam, Leslie Harrison Dam, Hinze Dam and Little Nerang Dam. Highly impacted '''storages''' included central region?s Wivenhoe Dam, Somerset Dam and North Pine Dam (Fig. 2), where TSS concentrations in these central '''storages''' where(sic) more than double compared to northern and southern ' storages (Fig. 2A).
  • (usually, uncountable, computing) Any computer device, including such as a disk, on which data is stored for a longer term than memory.
  • I?d recommend backing up these files to storage before reinstalling the operating system.
  • * 2007 , Ramesh Bangia, Computer Fundamentals and Information Technology , Firewall Media, India, page 43,
  • Secondary storages are used to store system programs (viz; operating system, assembler, interpreter, compiler and so on), data files, software packages and so on.
  • (uncountable) The price charged for storing goods.
  • Usage notes

    The plural form appears to be more common in Australian English.

    Derived terms

    * cloud storage * digital storage


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