1 PLACE WHERE YOU BUY THINGS (C)a) BrE a building or part of a building where things are sold to the public; store AmE: The shops in town close at 5.30. | toy shop/pet shop etc: Have you seen that new shoe shop?b) a small shop that sells one particular type of thing: a candle shop—see also: bucket shop, corner shop, coffee shop2 MAKING/REPAIRING THINGS (C) a place where things are made or repaired: After assembly, the cars go to the paint shop to be painted. | a repair shop—see also: shop floor, shop steward3 SCHOOL SUBJECT (U) AmE a subject taught in schools that shows students how to use tools and machinery to make things out of wood and metal4 set up shop informal to start a business5 shut up shop informal to close a shop or business, either temporarily or permanently6 talk shop informal to talk about things that are connected to your work, especially in a way that other people find boring: I'm fed up with you two talking shop.7 all over the shop BrE spokena) scattered around untidily: There were bits of paper all over the shop.b) confused and disorganized: I'm all over the shop this morning.8 GO SHOPPING (singular) BrE spoken an occasion when you go shopping, especially for food and other things you need regularly: doing the weekly shop2 verb shopped, shopping1 (I) to go to one or more shops to buy things(+ for): I was shopping for a new dress, but couldn't find anything I liked. —see also: windowshopping2 go shoppinga) BrE to go to one or more shops to buy things, often for enjoymentb) especially AmE to go to shops to buy clothes3 (T) BrE informal to tell the police about someone who has done something illegal: He was shopped by his ex-wife.— shopper noun (C) shop around phrasal verb (I) to compare the price and quality of different things before you decide which to buy: Shop around before you decide which insurance policy to take out.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.
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Shop — Shop, n. [OE. shoppe, schoppe, AS. sceoppa a treasury, a storehouse, stall, booth; akin to scypen a shed, LG. schup a shed, G. schoppen, schuppen, a shed, a coachhouse, OHG. scopf.] 1. A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs, etc … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
shop — n: a business establishment: a place of employment see also closed shop, open shop, union shop Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
shop — /shop/, n., v., shopped, shopping, interj. n. 1. a retail store, esp. a small one. 2. a small store or department in a large store selling a specific or select type of goods: the ski shop at Smith s. 3. the workshop of a craftsperson or artisan.… … Universalium
shop — [shäp] n. [ME schoppe < OE sceoppa, booth, stall, akin to Ger schopf, porch < IE base * (s)keup , a bundle, sheaf of straw: prob. basic meaning “roof made of straw thatch”] 1. a) a place where certain goods or services are offered for sale; … English World dictionary
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shop — SHOP, shopuri, s.n. Magazin în care se vând mărfuri cu plata în valută. [pr.: şop] – Din engl. [tourist] shop. Trimis de LauraGellner, 22.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 SHOP s.n. (Anglicism) Magazin, prăvălie. [< engl. shop]. Trimis de LauraGellner … Dicționar Român
Shop — bezeichnet im Allgemeinen ein kleineres Einzelhandelsgeschäft oder einen virtuellen Marktplatz (E Shop). Spezielle Shops sind unter anderem: Coffee Shops, siehe Café Convenience Shops Coffee Shops (Niederlande), Headshops, Smartshops und… … Deutsch Wikipedia
shop — ► NOUN 1) a building or part of a building where goods or services are sold. 2) a place where things are manufactured or repaired; a workshop. ► VERB (shopped, shopping) 1) go to a shop or shops to buy goods. 2) (shop around) … English terms dictionary