department store


Definition of department store 

: a store having separate sections for a wide variety of goods

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Many property owners have anticipated this kind of shake-up and have already made contingency plans for their Sears department stores, auto centers and Kmart stores, which are also owned by the holding company. Esther Fung, WSJ, "Sears Exit Would Leave Big Holes in Malls. Some Landlords Welcome That.," 12 Oct. 2018 Canada's largest department store chain has dropped Ivanka Trump's product lines from their stores. Fox News, "Ivanka Trump's product lines dropped by Canada's largest department store chain," 16 July 2018 Sarah worked as a manager at the Herberger's department store. Joe Heim And Julie Tate,, "As children begged for help, adoption system failed them," 13 July 2018 Sarah worked as a manager at the Herberger's department store. Joe Heim And Julie Tate, Houston Chronicle, "As Hart children begged for help, system failed them," 12 July 2018 Expect more than 150 stores, including department store stalwarts JCPenney and Macy’s, and food court favorites Chick-fil-A and McDonald’s. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio malls provide wide variety of shopping experiences," 11 June 2018 Three years later, her daughter, Anna Jarvis, started a campaign (financed by a department store mogul) for a special day to honor her mother — and all moms. John D'anna, azcentral, "On Father's Day, dads don't need (or want) you to go through the motions," 15 June 2018 The best way to start is to ask a department store fragrance clerk, or a boutique perfumery like. Adam Hurly, GQ, "The GQ Grooming Guide for College Graduates," 17 May 2018 Starting July 12 and running until August 5, the department store's biggest sale of the year drops some epic deals. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "Nordstrom’s Epic Anniversary Sale Started Today — Here’s What to Shop," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of department store

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of department store was in 1887

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English Language Learners Definition of department store

: a large store that has separate areas in which different kinds of products are sold

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Kids Definition of department store

: a store having individual departments for different kinds of goods

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