(noun, verb, interjection)


1. Used to attract the services of a shop assistant


1. a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services

- he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod

Similar word(s): store

Definition categories: man–made, outlet

2. small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done

Similar word(s): workshop

Definition categories: man–made, work, workplace

3. a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity)

- I built a birdhouse in shop

Definition categories: act, class, course

Sentences with shop as a noun:

- Our company is mostly a Java shop.

- This is where I do my weekly shop.


1. do one's shopping

- She goes shopping every Friday

Definition categories: possession, obtain

2. do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

Similar word(s): frequent, patronise, patronize, sponsor

Definition categories: social, support

3. shop around; not necessarily buying

Similar word(s): browse

Definition categories: possession, search, seek

4. give away information about somebody

Similar word(s): betray, denounce, grass, rat, snitch, stag

Definition categories: communication, inform

Sentences with shop as a verb:

- I went shopping early, before the Christmas rush.

- He’s shopping for clothes.

- He shopped his mates in to the police.