Primary Meanings of shop

a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
do one's shopping
give away information about somebody
Full Definitions of shop

n a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services

“he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod”
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bakehouse, bakery, bakeshop
a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
a shop where men can get their hair cut
bazaar, bazar
a shop where a variety of goods are sold
betting shop
a licensed bookmaker's shop that is not at the race track
a small Hispanic shop selling wine and groceries
bookshop, bookstall, bookstore
a shop where books are sold
a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment
boutique, dress shop
a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry
building supply house, building supply store
a store where builders can purchase materials for building houses and related structures
butcher shop, meat market
a shop in which meat and poultry (and sometimes fish) are sold
sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.
chain store
one of a chain of retail stores under the same management and selling the same merchandise
cleaners, dry cleaners
shop where dry cleaning is done
clothing store, haberdashery, haberdashery store, mens store
a store where men's clothes are sold
a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel)
computer store
a store that sells computers to the small businessperson or personal user
candy store, confectionary, confectionery
a confectioner's shop
convenience store
a store selling a limited variety of food and pharmaceutical items; open long hours for the convenience of customers
deli, delicatessen, food shop
a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
apothecary's shop, chemist's, chemist's shop, drugstore, pharmacy
a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
florist, florist shop, flower store
a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold
gift shop, novelty shop
a shop that sells miscellaneous articles appropriate as gifts
hardware store, ironmonger, ironmonger's shop
a store selling hardware
head shop
a shop specializing in articles of interest to drug users
junk shop
a shop that sells cheap secondhand goods
hat shop, millinery
shop selling women's hats
a shop that provides equipment for some specific purpose
liquor store, off-licence, package store
a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere
loan office, pawnbroker's shop, pawnshop
a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
store where perfumes are sold
pet shop
a shop where pet animals can be purchased
pizza parlor, pizza shop, pizzeria
a shop where pizzas are made and sold
fix-it shop, repair shop
a shop specializing in repairs and maintenance
beauty parlor, beauty parlour, beauty salon, beauty shop, salon
a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
shoe shop, shoe store, shoe-shop
a shop where shoes are sold
specialty store
a store that sells only one kind of merchandise
second-hand store, thriftshop
a shop that sells secondhand goods at reduced prices
tobacco shop, tobacconist, tobacconist shop
a shop that sells pipes and pipe tobacco and cigars and cigarettes
shop where toys are sold
a delicatessen that specializes in meats
garage, service department
a repair shop where cars and trucks are serviced and repaired
a bakery specializing in French pastry
PX, post exchange
a commissary on a United States Army post
slop chest
commissary maintained aboard merchant ships to sell merchandise to the crew
slopseller's shop, slopshop
a store that sells cheap ready-made clothing
small stores
personal items conforming to regulations that are sold aboard ship or at a naval base and charged to the person's pay
sales booth, stall, stand
a booth where articles are displayed for sale
tuck shop
a candy store in Great Britain
Type of:
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet
a place of business for retailing goods

n small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done

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a workshop where books are bound
a bookbinder's workshop; a place for binding books
brickfield, brickyard
a place where bricks are made and sold
chop shop
a place where stolen cars are disassembled for their parts
a workshop where dyeing is done
machine shop
workshop where metal is cut and shaped etc., by machine tools
a workshop where clayware is made
print shop, printing shop
a workplace where printing is done
workshop where a saddler works
sheltered workshop
a workshop that offers jobs to members of the physically or developmentally disabled population
workshop where objects are made on a lathe
Type of:
work, workplace
a place where work is done

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

“I built a birdhouse in shop
shop class
Type of:
class, course, course of instruction, course of study
education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

v do one's shopping

“She goes shopping every Friday”
buy household supplies
Type of:
come into possession of

v shop around; not necessarily buying

browse, surf
look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
compare prices for a given item
shop for antiques
examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only
Type of:
look for, search, seek
try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

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

buy at, frequent, patronise, patronize, shop at, sponsor
refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
Type of:
back up, support
give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

v give away information about somebody

betray, denounce, give away, grass, rat, snitch, stag, tell on
sell out
give information that compromises others
Type of:
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to