Shop

Definition of Shop

imp.1.imp. of Shape. Shaped.
n.1.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.
2.A building in which mechanics or artisans work; as, a shoe shop; a car shop.
A tailor called me in his shop.
- Shak.
3.A person's occupation, business, profession, or the like, as a subject of attention, interest, conversation, etc.; - sometimes in deprecation or disapproval; as, to talk shop at a party. Also used attributively, as in shop talk.
4.(Slang) A place where any industry is carried on; as, a chemist's shop;
5.Any place of resort, as one's house, a restaurant, etc.
6.the group of workers and the activities controlled by an administrator; as, to have five people in one's shop.
To smell of the shop
to indicate too distinctively one's occupation or profession.
To talk shop
to make one's business the topic of social conversation; also, to use the phrases peculiar to one's employment.
v. i.1.To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.
[imp. & p. p. Shopped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shopping.]
He was engaged with his mother and some ladies to go shopping.
- Byron.

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