from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A retail store that carries a large variety of usually inexpensive merchandise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shop where many small and inexpensive items can be bought.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a retail store selling a wide variety of items, especially of low price, as in a five and ten.
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Harry turned to the back cover of the book and saw the printed name of a variety store on Vauxhall Road, London.