Definition of Department store

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

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

Definition of Department store

1. Noun. A large shop containing many different departments each of which deals in different goods or services. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Department Store

department of biology
department of chemistry
department of computer science
department of corrections
department of economics
department of history
department of linguistics
department of local government
department of mathematics
department of music
department of philosophy
department of physics
department of psychology
department of sociology
department of the federal government
department store (current term)
department stores

Literary usage of Department store

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"When a department store advertises bargains, it does not make that ... 1 —she is not the one who makes that department store's advertisement profitable. ..."

2. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"department store occupations. Cleveland foundation, 191G. 127 pages. ... The department store and its opportunities. 1912. 97 pages. ..."

3. Accounting Theory and Practice by Roy Bernard Kester (1921)
"CHAPTER XI PRINCIPLES OF department store ACCOUNTING BY PE BACAS Development of the department store A department store is a combination of a number of ..."

4. Principles of Marketing by Fred Emerson Clark (1922)
"Integration.—A final advantage of large scale retailing is the integration of retailing with jobbing and even with manufacturing. When a department store, ..."

5. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1922)
"Witnesses Lease of Department in department store AGREEMENT made between , hereinafter called the Main Store, and , hereinafter called the Department, ..."

6. The Financial Organization of Society by Harold Glenn Moulton (1921)
"POSSIBLE DANGERS OF DEPARTMENT-STORE BANKING It has been urged by some that department-store financial institutions contain elements of serious weakness and ..."

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