Definitions for: Emporium


[n] a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain



Webster (1913) Definition: Em*po"ri*um, n.; pl. Emporiums, L. Emporia. [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; esp., a city or
town with extensive commerce; the commercial center of a
country.

That wonderful emporium [Manchester] . . . was then
a mean and ill-built market town. --Macaulay.

It is pride . . . which fills our streets, our
emporiums, our theathers. --Knox.

2. (Physiol.) The brain. [Obs.]

Synonyms: department store

See Also: mercantile establishment, outlet, retail chain, retail store, sales outlet

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