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shopping

  1. present participle of shop

NounEdit

shopping (usually uncountable, plural shoppings)

  1. The process of buying goods or services, or searching for those suitable to buy.
    On Saturdays we usually do the shopping.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 2, in A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      Mother [] considered that the exclusiveness of Peter's circle was due not to its distinction, but to the fact that it was an inner Babylon of prodigality and whoredom, from which every Kensingtonian held aloof, except on the conventional tip-and-run excursions in pursuit of shopping, tea and theatres.
  2. Recently bought goods.
    I carried three heavy bags of shopping up the stairs.
  3. An area's combination of stores and other infrastructure and products available for people who want to shop.
    Boston has good shopping.

Usage notesEdit

In English, it is common to say do the shopping or go shopping. See Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English shopping.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

shopping m (plural shoppings)

  1. shopping (act of shopping)

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English shopping.

NounEdit

shopping m (invariable)

  1. shopping

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English shopping.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

shopping m (plural shoppings)

  1. shopping center
  2. mall

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English shopping.

NounEdit

shopping m (plural shoppings)

  1. shopping center
  2. shopping (the leisure activity of going shopping)