department store


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
deˈpart•ment ˌstore, n. [countable]
  • Businessa large store that sells a variety of goods organized by departments.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    department store′, 
  • a large retail store carrying a wide variety of merchandise and organized into various departments for sales and administrative purposes.
    • 1885–90, American.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    department store n
    1. a large shop divided into departments selling a great many kinds of goods
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