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drugstore

Definition:

a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

drugstores

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

pharmacopeia

Synonyms:

apothecary's shop [Britain] | chemist's [Britain] | chemist's shop [Britain] | drug store | pharmacy | phar. [abbreviation] | pharm. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

drug + store
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Drugstore

a common American term for a type of retail store centrally featuring a pharmacy. Drugstores sell not only medicines, but also miscellaneous items such as candy, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, magazines, and paperback books, as well as light... (37 of 120 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Drugstore

Drugstore (disambiguation)

an American term for a shop featuring a pharmacy. It may also refer to: Drugstore (band), a British-based pop rock trio | Drugstore (album), the 1995 debut album recorded by the band Drugstore (32 of 87 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Drugstore (disambiguation)

New World Dictionary:

drugstore [United States]

a store where medical prescriptions are filled and drugs and medical supplies are sold: most drugstores now also sell a wide variety of merchandise (24 of 26 words, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/drugstore

American Heritage Dictionary:

drugstore | drug store

A store where prescriptions are filled and drugs and other articles are sold; a pharmacy. (15 of 19 words, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/drugstore

Collins Dictionary:

drugstore [United States, Canadian]

a shop where medical prescriptions are made up and a wide variety of goods and sometimes light meals are sold (20 of 476 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/drugstore

Merriam-Webster:

drugstore | pharmacy [synonym] | apothecary [synonym] | dispensary [similar] | sick bay [similar]

a retail store where medicines and miscellaneous articles are sold; "pharmacy" (11 of 56 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/drugstore

Oxford Dictionary:

drugstore

Syllabification: (drug¬∑store) | [North American] | a pharmacy that also sells toiletries and other articles. (13 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/drugstore

drugstore [North American]

a pharmacy which also sells toiletries and other articles (9 of 39 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/drugstore

Random House Dictionary:

drugstore | drug store

the place of business of a druggist, usually also selling cosmetics, stationery, toothpaste, mouthwash, cigarettes, etc., and sometimes soft drinks ... (20 of 31 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/drugstore

Macmillan British Dictionary:

drugstore [countable, United States] | drugstores [plural]

a chemist [definition 1] (4 of 30 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drugstore

Wiktionary:

pharmacy | pharmacies [plural] | chemist's [British, New Zealand] | apothecary [British, New Zealand] | apothecary's [British, New Zealand] | drug store [British, New Zealand] | druggist's [British, New Zealand] | drug stores [United States, Canadian, plural] | drugstore [United States, Canadian] | ...

A place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary. | The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics. | The occupation of a pharmacist. (27 of 29 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pharmacy

Cambridge Dictionary:

drugstore [United States]

chemist (a shop where you can buy medicines, make-up, sweets, cigarettes, etc.) (12 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drugstore

Britannica Encyclopedia:

pharmacy

the science and art concerned with the preparation and standardization of drugs. Its scope includes the cultivation of plants that are used as drugs, ... (24 of 820 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/455192​/pharmacy

Columbia Encyclopedia:

pharmacy

art of compounding and dispensing drugs and medication. The term is also applied to an establishment used for such purposes. Until modern times ... (23 of 141 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0838697​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

drugstore | drugstores [plural]

a store where prescription and over-the-counter drugs are sold, as well as other goods (14 of 30 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861689468​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

drugstore [United States, Canadian] | drugstores [plural] | drug store

Origin: drug + store

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/drugstore

drug | drugs [plural] | drugged [past tense] | drugging [present participle]

Origin: Middle English drogge ("medicine"), from Middle French drogue ("cure, pharmaceutical product"), from Old French ... | Germanic ablaut formation, cognate with Dutch droeg, German trug, Swedish drog, Old English... (28 of 89 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/drug

store | stores [plural] | stored [past tense] | storing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin instaurare

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/store

Audio references

Wiktionary:

drugstore [United States, Canadian] | drugstores [plural] | drug store

Audio: British English pronunciation of "drugstore"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/drugstore

Collins Dictionary:

drugstore [United States, Canadian]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "drugstore"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/drugstore

Macmillan American Dictionary:

drugstore [countable, United States] | drugstores [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "drugstore"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/drugstore

Macmillan British Dictionary:

drugstore [countable, United States] | drugstores [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "drugstore"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drugstore

Cambridge Dictionary:

drugstore [United States]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "drugstore"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "drugstore"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drugstore

the Free Dictionary:

drugstore

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "drugstore"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "drugstore"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "drug store" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/drugstore

Google Dictionary:

drugstore | drugstores [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "drugstore"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=drugstore

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

drugstore

Audio: North American pronunciation of "drugstore"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=drugst​01 word=drugstore

YourDictionary Audio:

drugstore

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "drugstore"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/drugstore

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