1. An establishment that sells goods or services to the public; originally a physical location, but now a virtual establishment as well.
  2. A place where things are crafted; a workshop or hobbyshop.
  3. An automobile mechanic's workplace.
  4. Workplace; office. Used mainly in expressions such as shop talk, closed shop and shop floor.
  5. A variety of classes taught in junior or senior high school that teach vocational skill.
  6. an organisation using specified programming languages or software, often exclusively.
    Our company is mostly a Java shop.
  7. An act of shopping, especially routine shopping for food and other domestic supplies.
    This is where I do my weekly shop.


  1. To visit shops; to look around shops with the intention of buying something.
    I went shopping early, before the Christmas rush.
    He’s shopping for clothes.
  2. To report the criminal activities or whereabouts of someone to an authority.
    He shopped his mates in to the police.
  3. Shorthand for photoshop; to digitally edit a picture or photograph.


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