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.
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.
shop, mart, boutique, mall, outlet, bazaar, co-op, supermarket, chain, stand, store, galleria
SYNONYMS FOR EMPORIUM
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1 market, marketplace, bazaar.
Origin: 1580–90; < Latin < Greek empórion market, emporium, equivalent to émporos merchant, orig. traveler, passenger (em- em-2 + póros passage, voyage; compare en póroi on a voyage, en route) + -ion noun suffix of place
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