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emporium

[ em-pawr-ee-uhm, -pohr- ]

noun

, plural em·po·ri·ums, em·po·ri·a [em-, pawr, -ee-, uh, -, pohr, -].
  1. a large retail store, especially one selling a great variety of articles.

    Synonyms: bazaar, marketplace, market

  2. a place, town, or city of important commerce, especially a principal center of trade:

    New York is one of the world's great emporiums.



emporium

/ ɛmˈpɔːrɪəm /

noun

  1. a large and often ostentatious retail shop offering for sale a wide variety of merchandise


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Word History and Origins

Origin of emporium1

First recorded in 1580–90; from Latin, from Greek empórion “market, emporium,” equivalent to émporos “merchant,” originally “traveler, passenger” ( em- em- 2 + póros “passage, voyage”) + -ion noun suffix of place

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Word History and Origins

Origin of emporium1

C16: from Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos merchant, from poros a journey

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Example Sentences

Maybe he has a real chance to break ground on his very own cannabis delivery app or a brick-and-mortar emporium, and to reach a much higher economic ceiling in the process.

From Vox

“The department store as an all-encompassing emporium is a product of the 20th century and a victim of the 21st,” said Cohen of Columbia Business School.

Those who endure will understand that the key to success, as it was for the great emporiums of old, is building lasting relationships, customer by customer.

From Fortune

In New York City, the high-end adventure outfitter Abercrombie and Fitch and the kitchen emporiums of big department stores did a bustling business in these new symbols of postwar meat consumption.

From Eater

He turns a visit to a prefab home emporium into a meditation on wealth as a path to spiritual legitimacy.

And then came the day when they walked into the London workshop of a musical instrument emporium.

The around-the-corner Emporium Pies supplies a variety of irresistible desserts.

The firehouse is near the Food Emporium market where Tommy worked as the meat manager before he was called to the FDNY.

It seems like Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a film which will live in infamy for quite some time.

Mr. McSweeney had the bad taste to try to stick up our local drug emporium about half an hour ago.

Shanghai is rapidly becoming the great commercial emporium of China.

Before the bewildered orphan knew where he was, he found himself in the interior of Ibrahim's emporium.

It was a most primitive emporium of a most primitive frontier.

Solano, by the way, is the commercial emporium of this end of the province, for there is not a single shop in Bayombong.

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