A warehouse is a place where a company stores things they are going to sell. If you order a book online, it is almost certainly shipped from a warehouse to your house.

When a business has to store a lot of items, they often use a warehouse, or a large building, to keep them safe and organized until they're sold or made into a finished product. You can use the word warehouse as a verb, too: "I need to warehouse all these roller skates, because they're not selling as fast as I'd hoped." Warehouse combines ware, or "manufactured goods," and house. In other words, it's a place to house your wares.

Definitions of warehouse
  1. noun
    a storehouse for goods and merchandise
    synonyms: storage warehouse
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    (in India and Malaysia) a warehouse
    type of:
    depot, entrepot, storage, store, storehouse
    a depository for goods
  2. verb
    store in a warehouse
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    type of:
    find a place for and put away for storage
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