department store

a large retail store carrying a wide variety of merchandise and organized into various departments for sales and administrative purposes.

1885–90, Americanism Unabridged
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department store
a large shop divided into departments selling a great many kinds of goods

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Word Origin & History

department store
1847, from department. A store that sells a variety of items, organized by department.
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Example sentences
After four decades of decline, the department store has again become a
  destination for shoppers.
Department store managers direct and coordinate the activities in these stores.
He worked as a department store clerk, and started his own small business
  manufacturing jewelry cases.
Cosmetic companies provide prizes which are given at random to department store
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