- An establishment that sells goods or services to the public; originally only a physical location, but now a virtual establishment as well.
- 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, William Shakespeare, “The Comedie of Errors”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [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.
- 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.
- (figurative, uncountable) Discussion of business or professional affairs.
- (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
- French: boutique, magasin
- German: Laden, Geschäft
- Italian: magazzino, negozio
- Portuguese: loja
- Russian: магази́н
- Spanish: tienda, negocio, comercio
- French: atelier
- German: Werkstatt
- Italian: bottega
- Portuguese: oficina
- Russian: мастерска́я
- Spanish: taller
shop (shops, present participle shopping; 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)
- German: einkaufen, shoppen
- Italian: andare per negozi
- Portuguese: ir às compras
- Russian: де́лать поку́пки
- Spanish: ir de compras
- (dated) Used to attract the services of a shop assistant