Emporiums
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 country. [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]


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