L < Gr emporion, trading place, mart < emporios, pertaining to trade, commerce < emporos, traveler, merchant < en-, in + poros, way: see fare
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Word forms: (regular plural) emporiums
(Retail: Outlets) An emporium is a large store or shop selling a wide variety of merchandise.
⇒ When first introduced, the emporium was actually a department store with a wide variety of things for sale. ⇒ Their award-winning store is described as an emporium of delights, a new concept in retail with its own concierge and themed fitting rooms. ⇒ An emporium is a large store or shop selling a wide variety of merchandise.