shopping

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

shopping

  1. present participle of shop

Noun[edit]

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.
    • 1837, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ethel Churchill, volume 1, page 280:
      After a hard day's shopping, they had come home laden with bargains, and the dressing-room was strewed with Indian fans, ivory boxes, and lace.
    • 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 notes[edit]

In English, it is common to say do the shopping or go shopping. See Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take

Derived terms[edit]

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English shopping.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃɔ.piŋ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

shopping m (plural shoppings)

  1. shopping (act of shopping)

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English shopping.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

shopping m (invariable)

  1. shopping

References[edit]

  1. ^ shopping in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English shopping.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

shopping m inan

  1. shopping (leisure activity of going shopping)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English shopping.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

shopping m (plural shoppings)

  1. shopping center
  2. mall

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English shopping.

Noun[edit]

shopping n (uncountable)

  1. shopping

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English shopping.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃopin/, [ˈʃo.pĩn]

Noun[edit]

shopping m (plural shoppings)

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

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

shopping c (uncountable)

  1. shopping (the leisure activity of going shopping)

Declension[edit]

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

Related terms[edit]