Simple Definition of emporium
: a store or shop
Full Definition of emporium
plural em·po·ri·ums also -ria \-ē-ə\
1 a : a place of trade; especially : a commercial center b : a retail outlet <a hardware emporium> <a pizza emporium>
2 : a store carrying many different kinds of merchandise
Examples of emporium
<an emporium for home electronic equipment filled with stuff I didn't know I needed but now desperately want>
Origin of emporium
Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos traveler, trader, from em- 2en- + poros passage, journey — more at fare
First Known Use: 1586
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