Define: Warehousing

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Definition: Warehousing


Quick Summary of Warehousing


The storage of goods in a warehouse. (Or) The building up of a holding of shares in a company prior to making a takeover bid.



What is the dictionary definition of Warehousing?

Dictionary Definition


  1. The storage of goods in a warehouse.
  2. Building up a holding of shares in a company prior to making a takeover bid; This involves buying up small lots of shares and warehousing them in the name of nominees. The purpose is for the bidder to remain anonymous and to avoid having to make an statutory declaration of interest. This practice is contrary to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

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Examples of Warehousing in a sentence


Publishers reduced print runs to cut down the cost of warehousing.


Synonyms For Warehousing


storage, store, warehouse, storing, storehouse


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Warehousing are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 5th May 2019.