department store


Definition of department store

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

Examples of department store in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vineet Bhatia is one of the world’s most influential and respected Indian chefs, with restaurants in cities from Geneva to Mumbai as well as Kama by Vineet within Harrods department store in London. Richard Vines,, "Top Indian Chef Shares His Easy Chicken Masala at Home Dish," 11 Sep. 2020 Carroll had alleged that Trump raped her in a dressing room in New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman department store nearly 30 years ago. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Justice Department looks to defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll lawsuit," 8 Sep. 2020 The incident was captured by nearby surveillance cameras that showed Gibson at the scene, then fleeing and putting on a black jacket before entering the Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th Street department store through a window broken by rioters. Pamela Miller, Star Tribune, "Man charged with hurling trash can lid, injuring Minneapolis police sergeant during riot," 4 Sep. 2020 The cherub was designed by the artist Virginia Holmes, who worked in the L.S. Ayres department store’s advertising department. Christine Fernando, The Indianapolis Star, "'This clock means so much to people': Restoration is starting on downtown's Ayres clock," 28 Aug. 2020 Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette has more furnishings, art and merchandize than the largest department store. oregonlive, "Need a desk for your kids, a home office? How to craft a makeshift classroom, inexpensive workspace in the era of virtual learning," 25 Aug. 2020 Right now, during the department store’s epic Anniversary Sale, shoppers can score the stunning rose gold friendship bracelet that Meghan has worn in two of her most recent virtual appearances. Kami Phillips,, "We Found Meghan Markle’s Gorgeous Friendship Bracelet on Sale," 19 Aug. 2020 Luxury department store chain, Lord & Taylor, also filed for Chapter 11 on Sunday. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Men's Wearhouse owner files for bankruptcy as pandemic torpedoes suit sales," 3 Aug. 2020 Over the course of just three days, British companies, from the budget airline EasyJet to the iconic department store Harrod's, announced more than 12,000 job cuts—despite the government spending billions so far to keep workers on payrolls. Katherine Dunn, Fortune, "The U.K. has an ambitious plan to prevent mass layoffs. What’s with the latest firing spree then?," 2 July 2020

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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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19 Oct 2020

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“Department store.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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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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