From Middle English shoppe, from Old English sceoppa, scoppa (“shop, booth, shed”), from Proto-Germanic *skupp-, *skup- (“barn, shed”), from Proto-Indo-European *skub-, *skup- (“to bend, bow, curve, vault”). Cognate with German Schuppen (“shed”), German Schober (“barn”).
shop (plural shops)
- An establishment that sells goods or services to the public; originally 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 crafted; a workshop or hobbyshop.
- A tailor called me in his shop.
- An automobile mechanic's workplace.
- 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.
- (business, computing) an organisation using specified programming languages or software, often exclusively.
- Our company is mostly a Java shop.
- An act of shopping, especially routine shopping for food and other domestic supplies.
- This is where I do my weekly shop.
- (establishment that sells goods): boutique, retail outlet, store (US); see also Wikisaurus: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
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- (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.
- (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, Internet slang) Shorthand for photoshop; to digitally edit a picture or photograph.
- (to report a criminal to authority): grass up (slang)
- Used to attract the services of a shop assistant