Acronyms dictionary IKEA What does IKEA mean? IKEA is the name of a popular Scandinavian-founded, worldwide furniture store. The acronym that makes up the name stands for Ingvar Kamprad (the founder’s name), Elmtaryd (the farm where the founder grew up), and Agunnaryd (the founder’s hometown). Related words: big-box store Examples of IKEA A small child attempted to steal my toy shark while at IKEA @Nerdgirltv, November, 2017 Weirdly excited about the new IKEA in the city for someone who can't even afford lunch let alone furniture @SankiAnkita, November, 2017 Though only fifteen or so people attended the unveiling of Markerad, thousands more tuned in on IKEA’s website. Never before had IKEA lifted the curtain on its design process, giving shoppers (and potentially competitors) an opportunity to see their half-finished prototypes. Jacob Gallagher, The Wall Street Journal, May, 2018 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses IKEA? Just Added fictosexual, shacket, California sober, comfort character, grandfluencer Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of IKEA like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of IKEA that will help our users expand their word mastery.