Top Definition
A Big-Box Store is a large, free standing rectangular single floor store built on a concrete slab. They are incredibly wasteful and ugly to look at having no aesthetic value what so ever. Typically have very large parking lots with no trees.

Also sometimes called a superstore, megastore, or supercenter.
Walmart is a good example of a big-box store.
#walmart #walmarting #retail #corporation #big business #wal-mart #superstore #megastore #supercenter
by OneBadAsp October 28, 2006
A large department store modeling the architectural design of a warehouse. These are usually built in the suburbs where land is much cheaper than downtown.

So named because they resemble shipping giant boxes plopped in the middle of a sea of parking.
Big Lots, Target, Best Buy, Circuit City (RIP), and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

The King of Big Box Stores: Walmart.
#shopping #department store #suburbia #parking lot #generica
by AxelDC June 07, 2010
Large, high-volume stores. I.e., Circuit City, IKEA, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, etc.
The new shopping center outside of town has acres and acres of big-box stores.
by Tailspin October 18, 2003
A large store (superstore) run by a major corporation.

No one knows where the term came from (Because the store's goods are shipped in big boxes? Because the store looks like a big box?) As a result, anyone using the term should be slapped with a large trout for using a phrase which they themselves don't really understand.
In today's financial news, big box store Target is increasing its competition against big box store WalMart. Ow, that trout hurt!
#big box #bigbox #superstore #walmart #target
by ZOC November 12, 2008
A chain of physically large stores.
Walmart, Kmart, Circuit City are all big box stores.
#big box stores #box stores #wallmart #walmart #kmart
by Ginsella November 03, 2008
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