emporium n : a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain [syn: department store] [also: emporia (pl)]
- SAMPA: /%Em"pQ.ri.@m/, IPA: /ˌɛm'pɔɹiəm/
NounEmporium (English plural: emporiums, classical plural: emporia)
Emporium (medieval Latin from Greek emporos = 'merchant') is a term used for a store selling a wide variety of goods, and for marketplaces or trading centres in ancient cities. The term is also used for:
Emporium is also a place name:
- Emporium, Pennsylvania, in the United States
- The Emporium, a nightclub in Coalville. Where the legendary club nights Passion and Storm are held.
- The Emporium, a house located at the University of Illinois on First St., and home to the Illinois Sales Organization (ISO).
emporium in Dutch: Emporium
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