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

n a storehouse for goods and merchandise

storage warehouse
(in India and Malaysia) a warehouse
Type of:
depot, entrepot, storage, store, storehouse
a depository for goods

v store in a warehouse

Type of:
find a place for and put away for storage

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.