From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_749_zshopshop1 /ʃɒp $ ʃɑːp/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 place where you buy things [countable] especially British EnglishSHOP/STORE a building or part of a building where you can buy things, food, or services SYN store American Englishtoy/pet/shoe/gift etc shop Her brother runs a record shop in Chester. a barber’s shop a fish-and-chip shop the local shops Shirley saw her reflection in the shop window.in the shops New potatoes are in the shops now. I’m just going down to the shops.wander/browse around the shops I spent a happy afternoon wandering around the shops. → bucket shop, corner shop, coffee shop2 place that makes/repairs things [countable]TIF a place where something is made or repaired The generators are put together in the machine shop. a bicycle repair shop → shop floor, shop steward3 school subject (also shop class) [uncountable] American EnglishSES a subject taught in schools that shows students how to use tools and machinery to make or repair thingsin shop Doug made this table in shop.wood/metal/print etc shop One auto shop class is run just for girls.4 → set up shop5 → shut up shop6 → talk shop7 → all over the shop8 go shopping [singular] British English spokenBUY an occasion when you go shopping, especially for food and other things you need regularly She always does the weekly shop on a Friday.THESAURUSshop especially British English, store especially American English a building or place where things are soldShe's gone to the shops to get some milk.a clothes shopOur local store has sold out of sugar for making jam.boutique a small shop that sells fashionable clothes or other objectsa little boutique which specializes in bath products.superstore British English a very large shop, especially one that is built outside the centre of a cityOut-of-town superstores have taken business away from shops in the city centre.department store a very large shop that is divided into several big parts, each of which sells one type of thing, such as clothes, furniture, or kitchen equipmentHe went around all the big department stores in Oxford Street.supermarket (also grocery store American English) a very large shop that sells food, drinks, and things that people need regularly in their homesSupermarkets have cut down the number of plastic bags they distribute by 50%.salon a shop where you can get your hair washed, cut curled etcgarden centre British English, nursery especially American English a place that sells a wide range of plants, seeds, and things for your gardenYour local garden centre can advise you on which plants to grow.outlet formal a shop that sells things for less than the usual price, especially things from a particular company or things of a particular typeThe book is available from most retail outlets.market an area, usually outdoors, where people buy and sell many different types of thingsI usually buy our vegetables at the market – they're much cheaper there.mall especially American English a large area where there are a lot of shops, especially a large buildingA new restaurant has opened at the mall. We used to hang around together at the mall.strip mall American English a row of shops built together, with a large area for parking cars in front of itStrip malls can seem rather impersonal.
Examples from the Corpusshop• a card shop• Surplus radio and electronics shops are another source.• a new health food shop• I got it from the secondhand furniture shop.• After assembly, the cars go to the paint shop to be painted.• Packets are available at gyms, athletic stores and pet shops throughout Tucson, or by calling 647-7572.• I asked in my local record shop but they couldn't help me.• Record shops had replaced the local cobbler, and Dolcis had given way to Mary Quant.• The smith's shop where my father worked was reached through a doorway at the right of the carpenter's shop.• Doyle was looking at the shop which sold oriental bits and pieces.• Of course, we also provide practical project management training from the shop floor up.• Our car's still in the shop.• Could you run down to the shop and get me some cigarettes?• Shopkeepers and their families were seldom seen outside their shops.• All that thrives are thrift shops.toy/pet/shoe/gift etc shop• Picnic areas, nine indoor areas including new reptile house, farm amusements and gift shop, tea rooms and tea gardens.• Packets are available at gyms, athletic stores and pet shops throughout Tucson, or by calling 647-7572.• Look out for simple badge-making kits for around £3 in most good toy shops and create your own designs.• Springer says the exhibition area will not include a museum, theater or gift shop.• But the gift shop is the real reason to stop, with all sorts of condiments, spices and cookbooks for sale.• It also sells Lacandon crafts in the gift shop, and uses the proceeds to support its work in the jungle.• The shoe shop next door is bought out by a firm of metal welders.• The toy shop was one huge playroom where everything was owned in common.machine shop• At the time, George Jennings was running a machine shop.• The steam hammers, the clattering machine shop, the rolling mills and open hearth furnaces are gone.• But give labor anything it wants, even a lousy ten-man machine shop, and every drop of it is blood.• Soon the machine shop was running on two shifts, day and night.• But the quickest way to the foundry is through the machine shop, especially in this weather.• The machine shop left hundreds of thousands of men with shared memories: The whirring and flapping of the belts.• The machine shop was an enormous shed with machines and work benches laid out in a grid pattern.• It was the elder Gough who founded the Marin Weightlifting Club and relocated it to the vacant machine shop in 1990. in shop• Doug made this table in shop.shopshop2 ●●● S2 verb (shopped, shopping) 1 [intransitive]BUY to go to one or more shops to buy thingsshop for I usually shop for vegetables in the market.shop at She always shops at Tesco’s. → window-shopping2 → go shopping3 [transitive] British English informalSCTELL A SECRET to tell the police about someone who has done something illegal He was shopped by his ex-wife. → shop around→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusshop• Take time to shop around; get to know your local wine merchant or investigate your local supermarket.• I usually shop at Safeway. It's just around the corner from my house.• When she moved here, she had never shopped in a supermarket before.• If you are shopping, stop outside the shop and go over the rules and consequences.• I cleaned the house, shopped, washed and cooked.shop for• I was shopping for a new dress but couldn't find anything I liked.• And where shopping for art could be an Olympic event.• Years ago, he said, he shopped for clothing at thrifts.• And if she was staying she had to go shopping for groceries.• No states currently allow homeowners or businesses to shop for power from the cheapest source.• Anyway, I looked round the shops for some.• Other men scour the shops for the latest looks and hunt down designer bargains.• There were special stores and barber shops and tailor shops for the people of the project.• To make shopping for wine as easy as drinking it, we've listed the bottles by retail outlet.From Longman Business Dictionaryshopshop1 /ʃɒpʃɑːp/ noun [countable]1British EnglishCOMMERCE a building or part of a building where goods are sold to the publicSYNstore AmEThe shops close at 5.30.a clothes shop2MANUFACTURING a place where things are made or repaireda repair shop3set up shop informalCOMMERCE to start a businessFirms can get grants to set up shop in the area.4talk shop to talk about things that are connected to your work, especially in a way that other people find boringa group of salespeople talking shop → see also closed shopshopshop2 verb (shopped, shopping) [intransitive]COMMERCE1to go to one or more shops to buy thingsshop forShe went down town to shop for groceries.shop atAlmost two-thirds of Americans shop at a convenience store at least once a week.2go shopping to go to one or more shops to buy things, usually clothes, for enjoymentYoung kids don’t have the money, but they go shopping with Mom. → shop around→ See Verb tableOrigin shop1 Old English sceoppa “stall”