See also: Shop
From Middle English shoppe, schoppe, from Old English sċoppa (“shed; booth; stall; shop”), from Proto-Germanic *skupp-, *skup- (“barn, shed”), from Proto-Indo-European *skub-, *skup- (“to bend, bow, curve, vault”). Cognate with Dutch schop (“spade, kick”), German Schuppen (“shed”), German Schober (“barn”), French échoppe (“booth, shop”) (< Germanic).
shop (countable and uncountable, plural shops)
- An establishment that sells goods or services to the public; originally only a physical location, but now a virtual establishment as well.
- 1782–1785, William Cowper, “(please specify the page)”, in The Task, a Poem, […], London: […] J[oseph] Johnson; […], →OCLC:
- From shop to shop / Wandering, and littering with unfolded silks / The polished counter.
- A place where things are manufactured or crafted; a workshop.
- c. 1594 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Comedie of Errors”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act IV, scene iii]:
- A tailor called me in his shop.
- A large garage where vehicle mechanics work.
- Workplace; office. Used mainly in expressions such as shop talk, closed shop and shop floor.
- (figurative, uncountable) Discussion of business or professional affairs.
- 1917, South African Chemical Institute, Proceedings, page 28:
- What struck me about the occasion was the quiet though cheerful tone of the gathering, the restraint, noticeable also in the very few speeches. Chemistry was taboo, by common consent — no " shop " allowed.
- 1919, Virginia Woolf, Night and Day:
- But Mary cut her short.
"We don't allow shop at tea, Sally," she said firmly.
- 1953, Winston Churchill, “Strain and Suspense”, in The Second World War, page 619:
- Nothing but shop was ever talked on any of these occasions. I am sure these close relationships were necessary for the conduct of the war, and I could not have grasped the whole position without them.
- A variety of classes taught in junior or senior high school that teach vocational skill.
- An establishment where a barber or beautician works.
- An act of shopping, especially routine shopping for food and other domestic supplies.
- This is where I do my weekly shop.
- (establishment that sells goods): boutique, retail outlet, store (US); see also Thesaurus:retail store
- (place where things are crafted): atelier, studio, workshop
- (automobile mechanic's workplace): garage
- (workplace): office, place of work, workplace
- (wood shop): carpentry, wood shop, woodwork
- (metal shop): metal shop, metalwork
Terms derived from the noun shop
- beauty shop
- boiler shop
- bucket shop
- charity shop
- chip shop
- close up shop
- coffee shop
- cop shop
- corner shop
- erecting shop
- food shop
- gift shop
- hot shop
- lifting shop
- like a bull in a china shop
- mind the shop
- model shop
- one-stop shop
- op shop
- paint shop
- pawn shop
- pet shop
- pound shop
- pro shop
- repair shop
- sex shop
- shoe shop
- shop assistant
- shopfront, shop front
- shopowner, shop owner
- shop right
- shop steward
- shop talk
- shut up shop
- swap shop
- sweet shop, sweet-shop, sweetshop
- talk shop
- toyshop, toy shop
- wheel shop
- wood shop
establishment that sells goods
a class taught typically in junior high school, teaching vocational skill
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shop (third-person singular simple present shops, present participle shopping, simple past and past participle shopped)
- (intransitive) To visit stores or shops to browse or explore merchandise, especially with the intention of buying such merchandise.
- I went shopping early before the Christmas rush.
- He’s shopping for clothes.
- (transitive) To purchase products from (a range or catalogue, etc.).
- Shop our new arrivals.
- 1988, Sylvia Harney, Married beyond recognition: a humorous look at marriage (page 90)
- You fantasized about having unhurried afternoons before the baby arrived to leisurely shop your favorite boutiques. Then the first crash hits — you no longer have the money to shop your favorite boutiques.
- (transitive, slang, chiefly UK) To report the criminal activities or whereabouts of someone to an authority.
- He shopped his mates in to the police.
- (transitive, slang, chiefly UK) To imprison.
- (transitive, Internet slang) To photoshop; to digitally edit a picture or photograph.
- (to report a criminal to authority): grass up (slang)
to visit shops
to digitally edit a picture or photograph — see photoshop
- (dated) Used to attract the services of a shop assistant
- shop at OneLook Dictionary Search
shop m (plural shops, diminutive shopje n)
- (Anglism) Alternative form of shoppi (establishment that sells goods or services to the public).
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shop f (plural shops)
Unadapted borrowing from English shop.
shop n (plural shopuri)
- a small shop
- (historical) a hard currency shop
Declension of shop
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