Shop definition

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An atelier; a studio.
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A small retail store or a specialty department in a large store.
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A place for manufacturing or repairing goods or machinery.
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A home workshop.
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A commercial or industrial establishment.

A printing shop.

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To visit stores in search of merchandise or bargains.
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To look for something with the intention of acquiring it.
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A business establishment; an office or a center of activity.
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Shop is defined as to visit stores and buy goods.

An example of shop is to go to the mall and buy some clothing.

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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.

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A schoolroom fitted with machinery and tools for instruction in industrial arts.
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The industrial arts as a technical science or course of study.
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To visit or buy from (a particular store).
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A place where a particular kind of work is done.

A printing shop.

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In some schools, an industrial arts course, class, or department.
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A place where certain goods or services are offered for sale; esp., a small store.
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A specialized department in a large store.

The gourmet shop.

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To visit a shop or shops so as to look at and buy or price things for sale.
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(informal) To shop at (a specified store)
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(informal) To offer for sale.
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To inform on, esp. to the police.
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To arrest or imprison.
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A place of business or employment; a factory, office, or other business establishment. A shop may be open, closed, or union.
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A shop where working conditions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between management and a labor union. Union membership is required as a condition of working there.
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A shop where union membership is not a precondition of employment. Union members and nonunion members may work side by side.
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A shop in which all workers are members of a union. Nonunion members may be allowed to work there, provided that they agree to join the union.
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An establishment that sells goods or services to the public; originally a physical location, but now a virtual establishment as well.
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A place where things are crafted; a workshop or hobbyshop.
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An automobile mechanic's workplace.
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Workplace; office. Used mainly in expressions such as shop talk, closed shop and shop floor.
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A variety of classes taught in junior or senior high school that teach vocational skill.
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(business, computing) An organisation using specified programming languages or software, often exclusively.

Our company is mostly a Java shop.

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An act of shopping, especially routine shopping for food and other domestic supplies.

This is where I do my weekly shop.

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(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.

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(slang, chiefly UK) To report the criminal activities or whereabouts of someone to an authority.

He shopped his mates in to the police.

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(Internet slang) Shorthand for photoshop; to digitally edit a picture or photograph.
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Used to attract the services of a shop assistant.
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talk shop
  • To talk about one's work.
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set up shop
  • to open or start a business
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shop around
  • to go from shop to shop, looking for bargains or special items
  • to search about for a good or better job, idea, etc.
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shut up shop
  • to close a place of business, as for the night
  • to go out of business
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talk shop
  • to discuss one's work
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
shop
Plural:
shops

Origin of shop

  • Middle English shoppe from Old English sceoppa treasure house

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English shoppe, from Old English sceoppa, scoppa (“shop, booth, shed"), from Proto-Germanic *skupp-, *skup- (“barn, shed"), from Proto-Indo-European *skub-, *skup- (“to bend, bow, curve, vault"). Cognate with German Schuppen (“shed"), German Schober (“barn").

    From Wiktionary