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emporium

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noun em·po·ri·um \im-ˈpȯr-ē-əm, em-\

Simple Definition of emporium

  • : a store or shop

Full Definition of emporium

plural em·po·ri·ums also -ria \-ē-ə\

  1. 1 a :  a place of trade; especially :  a commercial center b :  a retail outlet <a hardware emporium> <a pizza emporium>

  2. 2 :  a store carrying many different kinds of merchandise

Examples of emporium

  1. <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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