shopping

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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.
  4. Placement in a workshop for overhaul.
    • 1961 November, “Talking of Trains: The roller-bearing A1s”, in Trains Illustrated, page 643:
      The five roller-bearing A1s are now averaging 120,000 miles between shopping; this figure is an improvement of about 50 per cent on the norm of other ex-L.N.E. Pacific types.

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

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English shopping.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

shopping m inan

  1. shopping (leisure activity of going shopping)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • shopping in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • shopping in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English shopping.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

shopping m (plural shoppings)

  1. shopping center
  2. mall

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English shopping.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃopin/, [ˈʃo.pĩn]

NounEdit

shopping m (plural shoppings)

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

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English shopping, equivalent to shoppa +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

shopping c (uncountable)

  1. shopping (the leisure activity of going shopping)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of shopping 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative shopping shoppingen
Genitive shoppings shoppingens

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