- The definition of a shop is a store or the work area of a person in a trade.
- An example of shop is the local grocery store.
- An example of shop is where the cars are fixed in an auto repair center.
- Shop is defined as to visit stores and buy goods.
An example of shop is to go to the mall and buy some clothing.
This woman works in a flower shop.
- a place where certain goods or services are offered for sale; esp., a small store
- a specialized department in a large store: the gourmet shop
- a place where a particular kind of work is done: a printing shop
- ☆ in some schools, an industrial arts course, class, or department
Origin of shopMiddle English schoppe ; from Old English sceoppa, booth, stall, akin to German schopf, porch ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)keup-, a bundle, sheaf of straw: probably basic meaning “roof made of straw thatch”
intransitive verbshopped, shopping
- ☆ Informal to shop at (a specified store)
- Brit., Slang
- to inform on, esp. to the police
- to arrest or imprison
- Informal to offer for sale: often with around
set up shop
- to go from shop to shop, looking for bargains or special items
- to search about for a good or better job, idea, etc.
shut up shop
- to close a place of business, as for the night
- to go out of business
- also shoppe A small retail store or a specialty department in a large store.
- An atelier; a studio.
- A place for manufacturing or repairing goods or machinery.
- A commercial or industrial establishment: a printing shop.
- A business establishment; an office or a center of activity.
- A home workshop.
- a. A schoolroom fitted with machinery and tools for instruction in industrial arts.b. The industrial arts as a technical science or course of study.
verbshopped shopped, shop·ping, shops
- To visit stores in search of merchandise or bargains.
- To look for something with the intention of acquiring it.
Origin of shopMiddle English shoppe, from Old English sceoppa, treasure house.
- An establishment that sells goods or services to the public; originally a physical location, but now a virtual establishment as well.
- A place where things are crafted; a workshop or hobbyshop.
- An automobile mechanic's workplace.
- Workplace; office. Used mainly in expressions such as shop talk, closed shop and shop floor.
- A variety of classes taught in junior or senior high school that teach vocational skill.
- (business, computing) an organisation using specified programming languages or software, often exclusively.
- Our company is mostly a Java shop.
- An act of shopping, especially routine shopping for food and other domestic supplies.
- This is where I do my weekly shop.
(third-person singular simple present shops, present participle shopping, simple past and past participle shopped)
- (intransitive) To visit shops; to look around shops with the intention of buying something.
- I went shopping early, before the Christmas rush.
- He’s shopping for clothes.
- (slang, chiefly UK) To report the criminal activities or whereabouts of someone to an authority.
- He shopped his mates in to the police.
- (Internet slang) Shorthand for photoshop; to digitally edit a picture or photograph.
- Used to attract the services of a shop assistant
shop - Legal Definition