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Meaning of DEPARTMENT STORE

Pronunciation:  di'pârtmunt stowr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain
 
 Synonyms: emporium
 
 See Also: mercantile establishment, outlet, retail chain, retail store, sales outlet

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*part"ment store\
A store keeping a great variety of goods which are arranged
in several departments, esp. one with dry goods as the
principal stock.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: boutique, chain store, concession, co-op, cooperative, countinghouse, country store, dime store, discount house, discount store, emporium, establishment, five-and-ten, general store, house, magasin, mail-order house, market, mart, post, retail store, salon, shop, store, supermarket, trading post, variety shop, variety store, warehouse, wareroom, wholesale house
 

 

 

 

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