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storage

stor·age

storage

 
 
pronunciation:
sto rihj
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of storing or state of being stored.
definition 2: the capacity or a place for storing goods.
definition 3: an amount charged for storing goods.
definition 4: in computers, the capacity for storing data; memory.
similar words:
memory
Word Builder: storage +
  • storage cabinet:
    a cabinet in which you store things.
  • storage room:
    a room in which you store things.
  • storage closet:
    a closet in which you store things.
Word Parts
The word storage contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before ľage (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.