Definition of Emporium

1. Noun. A large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain.

Exact synonyms: Department Store
Generic synonyms: Mercantile Establishment, Outlet, Retail Store, Sales Outlet
Group relationships: Retail Chain



Definition of Emporium

1. n. A place of trade; a market place; a mart; esp., a city or town with extensive commerce; the commercial center of a country.

Definition of Emporium

1. Noun. A market place or trading centre, particularly of an ancient city. ¹

2. Noun. A shop that offers a wide variety of goods, often used facetiously. ¹

3. Noun. A department store. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) The brain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emporium

1. a trading or market center [n -RIUMS or -RIA]

Medical Definition of Emporium

1. Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. Belonging to commerce, fr. Traveler, trader; in + way through and over, path. See In, and Empiric, Fare. 1. A place of trade; a market place; a mart; especially, a city or town with extensive commerce; the commercial center of a country. 2. The brain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Emporium

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emporium (current term)
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Literary usage of Emporium

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1. The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance by Herbert George Wells (1897)
"... XXII IN THE emporium "So last January, with the beginnings of a snowstorm in the air about me — and if it settled on me it would betray me ! ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"They found a convenient station in th? port of Malacca, which in their hands quickly became the second emporium of the Eastern trade. ..."

3. The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906, and Their Effects by Grove Karl Gilbert, Richard Lewis Humphrey, John Stephen Sewell (1907)
"emporium. In the building known as the " emporium," 825-855 Market street, west of the Academy of Sciences, the first two stories were fireproofed with ..."

4. Around & about South America: Apéndice al folleto los treinta y tres by Luis Melián Lafinur, Frank Vincent (1897)
"AN EQUATORIAL emporium. PARA, like several other Brazilian cities, has another and an official name—to wit, Belem—which appears upon Brazilian maps and ..."

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