The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information

4 definitions found
 for emporium
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emporium \Em*po"ri*um\, n.; pl. Emporiums, L. Emporia. [L.,
     fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? belonging to commerce, fr. ? traveler,
     trader; ? in + ? way through and over, path. See In, and
     Empiric, Fare.]
     1. A place of trade; a market place; a mart; esp., a city or
        town with extensive commerce; the commercial center of a
        [1913 Webster]
              That wonderful emporium [Manchester] . . . was then
              a mean and ill-built market town.     --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
              It is pride . . . which fills our streets, our
              emporiums, our theathers.             --Knox.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Physiol.) The brain. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a large retail store organized into departments offering a
           variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain
           [syn: department store, emporium]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "emporium":
     auto show, bazaar, boat show, boutique, chain store, co-op,
     commercial complex, concession, cooperative, countinghouse,
     country store, department store, dime store, discount house,
     discount store, establishment, exposition, fair, five-and-ten,
     flea fair, flea market, general store, house, magasin,
     mail-order house, market, market overt, marketplace, mart,
     open market, plaza, post, retail store, rialto, salon, shop,
     shopping center, shopping mall, shopping plaza, show, staple,
     store, street market, supermarket, trade fair, trading post,
     variety shop, variety store, warehouse, wareroom,
     wholesale house

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Emporium, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    2526
     Housing Units (2000): 1215
     Land area (2000):     0.730010 sq. miles (1.890716 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.730010 sq. miles (1.890716 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            23600
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             41.511288 N, 78.236418 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     15834
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Emporium, PA

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org