shopping

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English[edit]

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Verb[edit]

shopping

  1. present participle of shop

Noun[edit]

shopping (usually uncountable, plural shoppings)

  1. Searching for or buying goods or services.
    On Saturdays we usually do the shopping.
    • 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.

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English shopping.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

shopping m (plural shoppings)

  1. shopping (act of shopping)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English shopping.

Noun[edit]

shopping m (invariable)

  1. shopping

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English shopping.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

shopping m (plural shoppings)

  1. shopping center
  2. mall

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English shopping.

Noun[edit]

shopping m (plural shoppings)

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