Definitions of shop
  1. noun
    a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    “he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod”
    synonyms: store
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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, 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
  2. noun
    small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    synonyms: workshop
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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
  3. noun
    a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity)
    “I built a birdhouse in shop
    synonyms: shop class
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    type of:
    class, course, course of instruction, course of study
    education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
  4. verb
    do one's shopping
    “She goes shopping every Friday”
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    buy household supplies
    type of:
    come into possession of
  5. verb
    shop around; not necessarily buying
    synonyms: browse
    browse, surf
    look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
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    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
  6. verb
    do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    synonyms: buy at, frequent, patronise, patronize, shop at, sponsor
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    refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
    type of:
    back up, support
    give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
  7. verb
    give away information about somebody
    synonyms: betray, denounce, give away, grass, rat, snitch, stag, tell on
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    sell out
    give information that compromises others
    type of:
    impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
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