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Definitions for emporium
ɛmˈpɔr i əm, -ˈpoʊr-; -ˈpɔr i ə, -ˈpoʊr-em·po·ri·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. department store, emporiumnoun

    a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain


  1. emporiumnoun

    A market place or trading centre, particularly of an ancient city.

  2. emporiumnoun

    A shop that offers a wide variety of goods, often used facetiously.

    With a name like "The Wine and Spirits Emporium", no wonder the prices are so high.

  3. emporiumnoun

    A department store.

  4. emporiumnoun

    The brain.

  5. Etymology: From emporium; from ἐμπορεῖον, from ἔμπορος, from ἐν and πόρος

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Emporiumnoun

    A place of merchandise; a mart; a town of trade; a commercial city.

    Etymology: ἐμϖόϱιον.

    And while this fam’d emporium we prepare,
    The British ocean shall such triumphs boast,
    That those who now disdain our trade to share,
    Shall rob like pyrates on our wealthy coast. Dryden.

    I take the prosperous estate of this great emporium to be owing to those instances of charity. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emporiumnoun

    a place of trade; a market place; a mart; esp., a city or town with extensive commerce; the commercial center of a country

  2. Emporiumnoun

    the brain

  3. Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. , fr. belonging to commerce, fr. traveler, trader; in + way through and over, path. See In, and Empiric, Fare.]


  1. Emporium

    Emporium is a borough in Cameron County, Pennsylvania, 100 miles west-northwest of Williamsport. Early in the twentieth century, it had large powder plants and manufacturers of radio tubes, incandescent lamps, paving brick, flour, iron, lumber, sole leather, etc. In 1900, 2,463 people lived in Emporium, and in 1910, the population was 2,916, and in 2000 the population was 2,526. At the 2010 census, the population was 2,073. It is the county seat of Cameron County.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emporium

    em-pō′ri-um, n. a place to which goods are brought from various parts for sale: a shop: a great mart:—pl. Empō′ria. [L.,—Gr. emporionemporos, a trader, em (=en), in, poros, a way.]

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  1. pomerium

  2. proemium

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emporium in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emporium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of emporium in a Sentence

  1. Steve Hersh:

    Now you go to a Wegmans or Food Emporium, you’re going to see our four packs on a four-foot (wide) shelf, and you’re going to go, ‘oh, that’s a brand,’ rather than three little bottles in a sea of soda.

  2. Steve Hersh:

    Now you go to a Wegmans or Food Emporium, you're going to see our four packs on a four-foot (wide) shelf, and you're going to go, 'oh, that's a brand,' rather than three little bottles in a sea of soda.

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