- a course of instruction in a trade, as carpentry, printing, etc., consisting chiefly of training in the use of its tools and materials.
- a classroom in which such a course is given.
verb (used without object), shopped, shop·ping.
verb (used with object), shopped, shop·ping.
- to put into prison; jail.
- to behave treacherously toward; inform on; betray.
- to close a business temporarily, as at the end of the day.
- to suspend business operations permanently: They couldn't make a go of it and had to shut up shop.
Origin of shop
Related formsin·ter·shop, adjective
Examples from the Web for shop
Finding the shop is a trip in itself and an introduction to a slice of history.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I suspect [Teresa] will get money sent in to her, so she can shop at the commissary.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The rapid rise of the sharing economy is changing the way people around the world commute, shop, vacation, and borrow.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?|Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because the shop was emblematic of that peculiar Italian institution known as La Faccia: i.e. presenting the best face possible.
With this sophisticated tone set, the shop opened and developed a clientele.
Eliza Doolittle's ambition is to become fitted for the functions of a young lady in a florist's shop.
There is not a single bookseller's shop, however, in either eastern or western Africa.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
That was the question that faced the oldest Corner House girl as she turned away from the door of the little cobbler's shop.The Corner House Girls at School|Grace Brooks Hill
His shop contains odd curios as well as the usual traffic of a cobbler.Pipefuls|Christopher Morley
He long afterwards discovered in a shoemaker's shop a panel of the head which belonged to the torso.Leonardo da Vinci|Maurice W. Brockwell
British Dictionary definitions for shop
- in disarrayhis papers were all over the shop
- in every directionI've searched for it all over the shop
- to close business at the end of the day or permanently
- to become defensive or inactive
verb shops, shopping or shopped
Word Origin for shop
Idioms and Phrases with shop
In addition to the idiom beginning with shop
- shop around
- bull in a china shop
- close up (shop)
- set up (shop)
- shut up (shop)
- talk shop