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em·po·ri·um

 (ĕm-pôr′ē-əm)
n. pl. em·po·ri·ums or em·po·ri·a (-pôr′ē-ə)
1. A place where various goods are bought and sold; a marketplace.
2. A large retail store or place of business: a furniture emporium.

[Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos, traveler, merchant : en-, in; see en-2 + poros, journey; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

emporium

(ɛmˈpɔːrɪəm)
n, pl -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
(Commerce) a large and often ostentatious retail shop offering for sale a wide variety of merchandise
[C16: from Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos merchant, from poros a journey]

em•po•ri•um

(ɛmˈpɔr i əm, -ˈpoʊr-)

n., pl. -po•ri•ums, -po•ri•a (-ˈpɔr i ə, -ˈpoʊr-)
1. a retail store selling a great variety of articles.
2. a chief commercial center.
[1580–90; < Latin < Greek empórion market, emporium =émpor(os) merchant, orig. traveler, passenger (n. derivative of en pórōi on a voyage, en route) + -ion n. suffix of place]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emporium - a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandiseemporium - a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet - a place of business for retailing goods
retail chain - a chain of retail stores

emporium

noun (Old-fashioned) shop, market, store, supermarket, outlet, warehouse, department store, mart, boutique, bazaar, retail outlet, superstore, hypermarket a famous emporium whose branches grace the capitals of Europe

emporium

noun
A retail establishment where merchandise is sold:
Translations
مَتْجَر كَبيرمَرْكِز تِجاري
handelscentrumstormagasinvarehus
kereskedelmi központ
stórverslunverslunarmiîstöî
didelė parduotuvėprekybos centras
liels veikalstirdzniecības centrs
obchodné centrum
mağazaticaret merkezi

emporium

[emˈpɔːrɪəm] N (emporiums or emporia (pl)) [emˈpɔːrɪə]almacenes mpl, emporio m (LAm)

emporium

[ɛmˈpɔːriəm] [emporia] [ɛmˈpɔːriə] (pl) n (= shop) → grand magasin m
food emporium → grand magasin d'alimentation
beauty emporium → grand magasin de produits de beauté

emporium

nWarenhaus nt

emporium

[ɛmˈpɔːrɪəm] n (old) → emporio

emporium

(emˈpoːriəm) noun
1. a trading centre.
2. a large shop.
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