general store


general store
noun
a retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise
Syn: ↑country store, ↑trading post

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noun
: a retail store located usually in a small or rural community which carries a wide variety of consumer convenience goods including groceries but is not departmentized

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a store, usually in a rural area, that sells a wide variety of merchandise, as clothing, food, or hardware, but is not divided into departments.
[1825-35, Amer.]

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general store UK US noun [countable] [singular general store plural general stores] american
a shop that sells a wide range of products, often found in small communities
Thesaurus: types of shophyponym

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general store,
a store that carries a wide variety of goods for sale.

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noun, pl ⋯ stores [count]
: a store usually in a small town that sells many different things including groceries

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ˌgeneral ˈstore [general store] noun (BrE also ˌgeneral ˈstores plural)
a shop/store that sells a wide variety of goods, especially one in a small town or village

She runs the post office and general store.


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