Emporium meaning

ĕm-pôrē-əm
A large retail store or place of business.

A furniture emporium.

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A shop that offers a wide variety of goods, often used facetiously.

With a name like "The Wine and Spirits Emporium", no wonder the prices are so high.

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A place where various goods are bought and sold; a marketplace.
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A place of commerce; trading center; marketplace.
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A large store with a wide variety of things for sale.
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A market place or trading centre, particularly of an ancient city.
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A department store.
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Origin of emporium

  • Latin from Greek emporion from emporos traveler, merchant en- in en–2 poros journey per-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin emporium (“trading station, market town, market”); from Ancient Greek ἐμπορεῖον (emporion, “trading station”), from ἔμπορος (emporos, “merchant", "traveller", literally "incomer"”), from ἐν (en, “in”) and πόρος (poros, “journey”)

    From Wiktionary