Pickle vs Store - What's the difference?

pickle | store |

As verbs the difference between pickle and store

is that pickle is to preserve food in a salt, sugar or vinegar solution while store is .

As a noun pickle

is a cucumber preserved in a solution, usually a brine or a vinegar syrup or pickle can be (scotland) a kernel, grain.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) pikel, pykyl, pekille, .

Alternative forms

* pickel (obsolete and rare)


(en noun)
  • A cucumber preserved in a solution, usually a brine or a vinegar syrup.
  • A pickle goes well with a hamburger.
  • (Often in plural: pickles ), any vegetable preserved in vinegar and consumed as relish.
  • The brine used for preserving food.
  • This tub is filled with the pickle that we will put the small cucumbers into.
  • A difficult situation, peril.
  • The climber found himself in a pickle when one of the rocks broke off.
  • * 1955 , edition, ISBN 0553249592, page 194:
  • I beg you, Miss Jones, to realize the pickle' you're in.
  • A small or indefinite quantity or amount (of something); a little, a bit, a few. Usu . in partitive construction, freq. without /of/; a single grain or kernel of wheat, barley, oats, sand or dust.
  • An affectionate term for a mildly mischievous loved one
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  • (baseball) A rundown.
  • Jones was caught in a pickle between second and third.
  • A children’s game with three participants that emulates a baseball rundown
  • The boys played pickle in the front yard for an hour.
  • (slang) A penis.
  • (slang) A pipe for smoking methamphetamine.
  • Load some shards in that ''pickle''.
  • (metalworking) A bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale, rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their colour.
  • In an optical landing system, the hand-held controller connected to the lens, or apparatus on which the lights are mounted.
  • Synonyms
    * (penis) See also
    Derived terms
    * in a pickle * pickle switch
    See also
    * piccalilli


  • To preserve food in a salt, sugar or vinegar solution.
  • We pickled the remainder of the crop.
  • To remove high-temperature scale and oxidation from metal with heated (often sulphuric) industrial acid.
  • The crew will pickle the fittings in the morning.
  • (programming) (in the Python programming language) To serialize.
  • * 2005 , Peter Norton et al'', ''Beginning Python
  • You can now restore the pickled data. If you like, close your Python interpreter and open a new instance, to convince yourself...
  • * 2008 , Marty Alchin, Pro Django
  • To illustrate how this would work in practice, consider a field designed to store and retrieve a pickled copy of any arbitrary Python object.
    Derived terms
    * pickled * pickling

    Etymology 2

    Perhaps from Scottish 'to trifle, pilfer'


    (en noun)
  • (Scotland) A kernel, grain
  • (Scotland) A bit, small quantity
  • store



    (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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