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Meaning of EMPORIUM

Pronunciation:  em'powreeum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain

EMPORIUM is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: department store
 See Also: mercantile establishment, outlet, retail chain, retail store, sales outlet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Em*po"ri*um\, n.; pl. {Emporiums}, L. {Emporia}. [L.,
fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? belonging to commerce, fr. ? traveler,
trader; ? in + ? way through and over, path. See {In}, and
{Empiric}, {Fare}.]
1. A place of trade; a market place; a mart; esp., a city or
   town with extensive commerce; the commercial center of a

         That wonderful emporium [Manchester] . . . was then
         a mean and ill-built market town.     --Macaulay.

         It is pride . . . which fills our streets, our
         emporiums, our theathers.             --Knox.

2. (Physiol.) The brain. [Obs.]

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