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Webster 1913 Edition


Shop

Shop

,
obs.
imp.
of
Shape
. Shaped.
Chaucer.

Shop

,
Noun.
[OE.
shoppe
,
schoppe
, AS.
sceoppa
a treasury, a storehouse, stall, booth; akin to
scypen
a shed, LG.
schup
a shed, G.
schoppen
,
schuppen
, a shed, a coachhouse, OHG.
scopf
.]
1.
A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs, etc., are sold by retail.
From
shop
to
shop

Wandering, and littering with unfolded silks
The polished counter.
Cowper.
2.
A building in which mechanics or artisans work;
as, a shoe
shop
; a car
shop
.
A tailor called me in his
shop
.
Shakespeare
Shop is often used adjectively or in composition; as, shop rent, or shop-rent; shop thief, or shop-thief; shop window, or shop-window, etc.
To smell of the shop
,
to indicate too distinctively one’s occupation or profession.
To talk shop
,
to make one's business the topic of social conversation; also, to use the phrases peculiar to one's employment.
[Colloq.]
Syn. – Store; warehouse. See
Store
.

Shop

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Shopped
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Shopping
.]
To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.
He was engaged with his mother and some ladies to go
shopping
.
Byron.

Webster 1828 Edition


Shop

SHOP

,
Noun.
1. A builking in which goods, wares, drugs, &c. are sold by retail.
2. a building in which mechanics work, and where they keep their manufactures for sale.
Keep your shop, and your shop will keep you. Franklin.

SHOP

,
Verb.
I.
To visit shops for purchasing goods; used chiefly in the participle; as, the laky is shopping.

Definition 2021


shop

shop

English

Noun

shop (plural shops)

  1. An establishment that sells goods or services to the public; originally a physical location, but now a virtual establishment as well.
    • Cowper
      From shop to shop / Wandering, and littering with unfolded silks / The polished counter.
  2. A place where things are crafted; a workshop.
    • Shakespeare
      A tailor called me in his shop.
  3. An automobile mechanic's workplace.
  4. Workplace; office. Used mainly in expressions such as shop talk, closed shop and shop floor.
  5. A variety of classes taught in junior or senior high school that teach vocational skill.
  6. An act of shopping, especially routine shopping for food and other domestic supplies.
    This is where I do my weekly shop.
  7. (figuratively, 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.

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Verb

shop (third-person singular simple present shops, present participle shopping, simple past and past participle shopped)

  1. (intransitive) To visit shops; to look around shops with the intention of buying something.
    I went shopping early, before the Christmas rush.
    He’s shopping for clothes.
  2. (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.
  3. (transitive, slang, chiefly Britain) To report the criminal activities or whereabouts of someone to an authority.
    He shopped his mates in to the police.
  4. (transitive, Internet slang) Shorthand for photoshop; to digitally edit a picture or photograph.

Synonyms

  • (to report a criminal to authority): grass up (slang)

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Interjection

shop

  1. (dated) Used to attract the services of a shop assistant

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Dutch

Etymology

Borrowing from English shop.

Noun

shop m (plural shops, diminutive shopje n)

  1. shop

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Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃop/

Etymology

Borrowing from English shop.

Noun

shop

  1. (Anglism) Alternative form of shoppi (establishment that sells goods or services to the public).

Declension

Inflection of shop (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative shop shopit
genitive shopin shopien
partitive shopia shopeja
illative shopiin shopeihin
singular plural
nominative shop shopit
accusative nom. shop shopit
gen. shopin
genitive shopin shopien
partitive shopia shopeja
inessive shopissa shopeissa
elative shopista shopeista
illative shopiin shopeihin
adessive shopilla shopeilla
ablative shopilta shopeilta
allative shopille shopeille
essive shopina shopeina
translative shopiksi shopeiksi
instructive shopein
abessive shopitta shopeitta
comitative shopeineen