department store Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “department store” in the English Dictionary

"department store" in British English

See all translations

department storenoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈpɑːt.mənt ˌstɔːr/  us   /dɪˈpɑːrt.mənt ˌstɔːr/
A2 a ​largeshopdivided into several different ​parts, each of which ​sells different things

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of department store from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"department store" in American English

See all translations

department storenoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈpɑrt·mənt ˌstɔr, ˌstoʊr/
a ​large store ​divided into several different ​areas, each of which ​sells different ​types of things
(Definition of department store from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"department store" in Business English

See all translations

department storenoun [C]

uk   us   COMMERCE
a large ​store that ​sells many kinds of ​products in different ​parts of the ​building: She took a ​job as a ​salesassistant in the lingerie ​section of a ​departmentstore.
(Definition of department store from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “department store”
in Arabic مَتْجَر مُتَنَوِّع…
in Korean 백화점…
in Portuguese loja de departamentos…
in Catalan grans magatzems…
in Japanese デパート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 百货商店,综合性商店…
in Turkish çok katlı alıveriş merkezi, büyük mağaza…
in Russian универмаг…
in Chinese (Traditional) 百貨公司…
in Italian grande magazzino…
in Polish dom towarowy lub handlowy…
What is the pronunciation of department store?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Just who is driving this thing?
Just who is driving this thing?
by ,
May 03, 2016
by Colin McIntosh Do you remember Herbie the Love Bug? Herbie was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle car in a string of Walt Disney movies. In typical Disney anthropomorphic style, Herbie goes his own way, falls in love, cries, plays jokes, and generally has a mind of his own. While the new driverless cars, like those being

Read More 

Word of the Day

star

a very large ball of burning gas in space that is usually seen from the earth as a point of light in the sky at night

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More