su·​per·​store | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌstȯr How to pronounce superstore (audio) \

Definition of superstore

: a very large store often offering a wide variety of merchandise for sale

Examples of superstore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In New York, my sister Amy came for dinner and showed me a Rolling Stone photo essay on shoppers hoarding at superstores. David Sedaris, The New Yorker, "My Failed Attempts to Hoard Anything at All," 24 Mar. 2020 That's why now is a great time to stock up at everyone's favourite candle superstore: Bath & Body Works. Megan Decker,, "There’s A Bath & Body Works Candle For Every Quarantine Mood," 8 Apr. 2020 The Amazon shipping facilities, the dying superstores, the prisons and detention centers, the pig farms, all the boxes that hold products and people and animals, the LeCorbusian landscape one skirts over or through, avoids. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "What’s So Funny About the End of the World?," 13 Mar. 2020 The company started listing its line on the online superstore in early 2018. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kohl's to start selling Lands' End online and in select stores," 16 Mar. 2020 One popular option: the pStyle, an open-topped funnel made of hard plastic that doesn’t get misshapen in parka pockets (like softer funnels do) and sells for about $12 online and at Fairbanks’ mushing superstore Cold Spot Feeds. Blair Braverman, Anchorage Daily News, "How do mushers pee on the Iditarod Trail?," 12 Mar. 2020 In 2015, Forbes ranked this superstore the 19th largest private company in the U.S., while the National Retail Federation ranked it the 26th largest retailer by revenue. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, "China trade deal and big banks' earnings lift markets," 19 Jan. 2020 For Hasbro, the films' continued popularity allowed the company to achieve a form of marketing nirvana, with action figures, lunch boxes, Halloween masks, bedsheets, and the like lining the shelves of every neighborhood superstore. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "Hasbro’s Toy Box Is Bigger Than Ever With $3.8 Billion Entertainment One Takeover," 30 Dec. 2019 Good news, shoppers — the superstore will be open for New Year's Day! Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, "Is Walmart Open on New Year's Day? Here Are the Superstore's Hours for 2020," 1 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of superstore

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Superstore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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: a very large store that sells a wide variety of goods

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