Commentary: Retaining, holding, or keeping something, usually as a commercial activity.
Intelli-Soft has invested in top-of-the-line meat-storage facilities. (facilities that are used for storage activities)
I'm currently working in the self-storage market.
Our company had to pay a pretty hefty storage fee.
I need another hundred feet of storage space near the waterfront. (space that is used for storage activities)
"I think The American Moving and Storage Company is really a front for the mafia," John said.
The storage of food is essential for the growth of a city-- that's why granaries are so important.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3 6
Commentary: The quality of being stored. This is a time-bounded event, though it will mostly be used with phrases such as "in storage".
The storage of my car began a few minutes ago.
My car is currently in storage.
I need to get my car out of storage.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: A depository for goods; a physical place where things are stored. Note that phrases such as "storage space" and "storage facilities" do not use the word "storage" as a physical place.
We've got a hundred feet of storage near the waterfront.
There's a car storage near the docks.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: A digital storage device, or the amount of space that can be used to store information. A digital kind of "Entity: Place for keeping", as above.
He bought thirty gigabytes of new storage.
Your computer starts slowing down when you run out of storage.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5
Commentary: The process or act of storing information in a digital form. A digital kind of "Activity: Keeping", as above.
I spent a hundred dollars trying to increase my storage capacity. (capacity that is used for storage activities)
All our memory is being wasted on the storage of John's high-resolution pictures.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4