noun (plural emporia /ɛmˈpɔːrɪə/ /ɪmˈpɔːrɪə/ or emporiums)
1A large retail store selling a wide variety of goods.
- Take the site of the Sogo Department Store, a high-end emporium that once sold everything from elegant kimonos to shockingly expensive packets of dried seaweed.
- Midtown gets mighty crowded, but it's the place to go for department stores and designer emporiums.
- This is primarily a family destination, as witnessed by the myriad small amusement parks and large shopping emporia selling beanie babies along the main strip.
1.1 archaic A centre of commerce; a market.
- Zanzibar is one of Dublin's premier cattle mart emporiums.
- The labor to create a commercial emporium required thousands of workers, who made Baltimore one of the new nation's most diverse, plebeian - and in the eyes of some, disorderly - cities.
- Edged by marble columns, the marble-floored space in the bank will retain some of the features of its banking past - the counters in the centre will remain, to be incorporated into the emporium.
Words that rhyme with emporiumauditorium, ciborium, conservatorium, crematorium, moratorium, sanatorium, scriptorium, sudatorium, vomitorium
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