shopping

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shopping

  1. Present participle of shop.

Noun[edit]

shopping (countable and uncountable, plural shoppings)

  1. (uncountable) Searching for or buying goods or services.
    On Saturdays we usually do the shopping.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 2, 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. (uncountable) Recently bought goods.
    I carried three heavy bags of shopping up the stairs.
  3. (countable, South America) A shopping center.
    • 2013, Karen Keller, Portuguese For Dummies (page 131)
      In Brazil, shoppings are more associated with the middle and upper classes.

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]

English.

Noun[edit]

shopping m (plural shoppings)

  1. shopping (act of shopping)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English.

Noun[edit]

shopping m (invariable)

  1. shopping

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

shopping m (plural shoppings)

  1. shopping center