By looking at Oxford's Dictionary, the definition of Storage is pretty straight-forward:

The action or method of storing something for future use.

But it confuses me on some aspects, for example

Cooper had put much of the furniture into storage

That means that Cooper stored furniture, and that's ok.

If Cooper's responsibility is always to store, what does this make him? I thought of the words Storager or Storer, but couldn't find a definition for either of those in a dictionary, and I don't actually know if the nomenclature is correct.

So, for a phrase like

Cooper stores furniture very well, he's a really good ...

What should I call Cooper?

  • Maybe you need someany?—different dictionary. Because I'm not having a hard time finding "storer" in dictionaries.
    – Laurel
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 2:13
  • Storeman? See definition 2.
    – Lawrence
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 2:18
  • @Laurel That's strange, I googled it and found nothing. Afterwards I tried to go straight to the Oxford Dictionary and didn't find it.
    – LeoColman
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 2:20
  • Thanks for the clarification! Would you bring it to an answer so I can accept it?
    – LeoColman
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 2:21

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Storer should do it, as at https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C5CHFA_enGB718GB718&q=surname+storer&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9wo_v5PLWAhXB1RoKHdPaAdIQvwUIIygA&biw=762&bih=613 but that's old-fashoined, if not archaic.

Storeman should be what you want. That tends to be less common in civilian than military life, but a storeman's function is to take things into store and care for the items in his charge until issued out again.

Warehouseman might help, also, but I tend to think of a warehouse as being for the shorter term.

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