noun, often attributive \ˈshäp\

: a building or room where goods and services are sold

: the place where a specified kind of worker works : a worker's place of business

: a place for making or repairing goods, machinery, vehicles, etc.

Full Definition of SHOP

:  a handicraft establishment :  atelier
a :  a building or room stocked with merchandise for sale :  store
b also shoppe \ˈshäp\ :  a small retail establishment or a department in a large one offering a specified line of goods or services <a millinery shop> <a sandwich shop>
:  a commercial establishment for the making or repair of goods or machinery <machine shop> <repair shop>
a :  a school laboratory equipped for industrial arts education
b :  the art or science of working with tools and machinery
a :  a business establishment :  office <a public relations shop>
b :  shoptalk <talking shop>

Examples of SHOP

  1. I took the car to the shop to get new brakes.
  2. I am taking shop this semester.
  3. I made a table in shop.
  4. The wood shop is down the hall.

Origin of SHOP

Middle English shoppe, from Old English sceoppa booth; akin to Old High German scopf shed
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SHOP



: to visit places where goods are sold in order to look at and buy things

: to try to get a company to publish or produce (something)

: to give information about the secret or criminal activity of (someone) to an authority (such as the police)


Full Definition of SHOP

intransitive verb
a :  to examine goods or services with intent to buy
b :  to hunt through a market in search of the best buy
:  to make a search :  hunt <shopping around for a better idea>
transitive verb
British :  to inform on :  betray
:  to examine the stock or offerings of <shop the stores for Christmas gift ideas>
:  to offer for consideration or acceptance; especially :  to offer for sale or in a trade —often used with around <shopping the manuscript around>

Examples of SHOP

  1. Where do you like to shop?
  2. I like to shop at locally owned stores.
  3. She is shopping for a new car.
  4. Many people now shop online.
  5. She's shopping her idea for a film.
  6. His own mother shopped him to the police.

First Known Use of SHOP



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