Definition of emporium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//emˈpɔːriəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//emˈpɔːriəm//
    (pl. emporiums, emporia
    BrE BrE//emˈpɔːriə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//emˈpɔːriə//
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  1. 1(old-fashioned) a large shop/store
  2. 2a shop/store that sells a particular type of goods an arts and crafts emporium
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos ‘merchant’, based on a stem meaning ‘to journey’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emporium