emporium

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noun em·po·ri·um \im-ˈpȯr-ē-əm, em-\

Definition of emporium

plural

emporiums

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 in a sentence

  1. <an emporium for home electronic equipment filled with stuff I didn't know I needed but now desperately want>

Origin and Etymology of emporium

Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos traveler, trader, from em- 2en- + poros passage, journey — more at fare


First Known Use: 1586


EMPORIUM Defined for English Language Learners

emporium

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noun em·po·ri·um \im-ˈpȯr-ē-əm, em-\

Definition of emporium for English Language Learners

  • : a store or shop


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