shop Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
- he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
noun a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity)
- I built a birdhouse in shop
verb do one's shopping
- She goes shopping every Friday
verb do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
buy at; patronize; patronise; sponsor; shop at; frequent.
verb shop around; not necessarily buying
- I don't need help, I'm just browsing
verb give away information about somebody
give away; denounce; tell on; stag; rat; betray; snitch; grass; shit.
- He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam
imp. ofChaucer. Shape. Shaped.
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.
A building in which mechanics or artisans work; as, a shoe shop; a car shop.
A tailor called me in his shop. Shak.
✍ 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. Syn. -- Store; warehouse. See Store.
Shop intransitive verb
To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.
He was engaged with his mother and some ladies to go shopping. Byron.