Shop (?), obs.

imp. of Shape. Shaped. Chaucer.


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Shop, n. [OE. shoppe, schoppe, AS. sceoppa a treasury, a storehouse, stall, booth; akin to scypen a shed, LG. schup a shed, G. schoppen, schuppen, a shed, a coachhouse, OHG. scopf.]


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.


A building in which mechanics or artisans work; as, a shoe shop; a car shop.

A tailor called me in his shop.

Shop is often used adjectively or in composition; as, shop rent, or shop-rent; shop thief, or shop-thief; shop window, or shop-window, etc.

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. [Colloq.]

Syn. -- Store; warehouse. See Store.


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Shop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shopped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Shopping.]

To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.

He was engaged with his mother and some ladies to go shopping.


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Shop (?), n.


A person's occupation, business, profession, or the like, as a subject of attention, interest, conversation, etc.; -- generally in deprecation.


A place where any industry is carried on; as, a chemist's shop; also, (Slang),

any of the various places of business which are commonly called offices, as of a lawyer, doctor, broker, etc.


Any place of resort, as one's house, a restaurant, etc. [Slang, Chiefly Eng.]


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