shop

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: shop

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nv
a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
do one's shopping
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v
give away information about somebody
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: shop
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n a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services

“he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod”
Synonyms:
store
Types:
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bakehouse, bakery, bakeshop
a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
barbershop
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
bodega
a small Hispanic shop selling wine and groceries
bookshop, bookstall, bookstore
a shop where books are sold
booth
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
canteen
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
commissary
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
outfitter
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
perfumery
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
toyshop
shop where toys are sold
charcuterie
a delicatessen that specializes in meats
garage, service department
a repair shop where cars and trucks are serviced and repaired
patisserie
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

Synonyms:
workshop
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bindery
a workshop where books are bound
bookbindery
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
dye-works
a workshop where dyeing is done
machine shop
workshop where metal is cut and shaped etc., by machine tools
pottery
a workshop where clayware is made
print shop, printing shop
a workplace where printing is done
saddlery
workshop where a saddler works
sheltered workshop
a workshop that offers jobs to members of the physically or developmentally disabled population
turnery
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
Synonyms:
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”
Types:
market
buy household supplies
Type of:
obtain
come into possession of

v shop around; not necessarily buying

Synonyms:
browse
browse, surf
look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
Types:
comparison-shop
compare prices for a given item
antique
shop for antiques
window-shop
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

Synonyms:
buy at, frequent, patronise, patronize, shop at, sponsor
Antonyms:
boycott
refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
Type of:
back up, support
give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
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v give away information about somebody

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