Shop Definition

Define what is Shop?

1. shop, store (noun)

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

  • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod.
Synonyms: store

mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet noun
a place of business for retailing goods.


bakehouse, bakery, bakeshop noun
a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold.

barbershop noun
a shop where men can get their hair cut.

bazaar, bazar noun
a shop where a variety of goods are sold.

betting shop noun
a licensed bookmaker's shop that is not at the race track.

bodega noun
a small Hispanic shop selling wine and groceries.

bookshop, bookstall, bookstore noun
a shop where books are sold.

Booth noun
a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment.

boutique, dress shop noun
a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry.

building supply house, building supply store noun
a store where builders can purchase materials for building houses and related structures.

butcher shop, meat market noun
a shop in which meat and poultry (and sometimes fish) are sold.

canteen noun
sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc..

chain store noun
one of a chain of retail stores under the same management and selling the same merchandise.

cleaners, dry cleaners noun
shop where dry cleaning is done.

clothing store, haberdashery, haberdashery store, mens store noun
a store where men's clothes are sold.

commissary noun
a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel).

computer store noun
a store that sells computers to the small businessperson or personal user.

candy store, confectionary, confectionery noun
a confectioner's shop.

convenience store noun
a store selling a limited variety of food and pharmaceutical items; open long hours for the convenience of customers.

deli, food shop, delicatessen noun
a shop selling ready-to-eat food products.

apothecary's shop, chemist's, chemist's shop, drugstore, pharmacy noun
a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold.

florist shop, flower store, florist noun
a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold.

gift shop, novelty shop noun
a shop that sells miscellaneous articles appropriate as gifts.

hardware store, ironmonger's shop, ironmonger noun
a store selling hardware.

head shop noun
a shop specializing in articles of interest to drug users.

junk shop noun
a shop that sells cheap secondhand goods.

hat shop, millinery noun
shop selling women's hats.

outfitter noun
a shop that provides equipment for some specific purpose.

liquor store, off-licence, package store noun
a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere.

loan office, pawnbroker's shop, pawnshop noun
a shop where loans are made with personal property as security.

perfumery noun
store where perfumes are sold.

pet shop noun
a shop where pet animals can be purchased.

pizza parlor, pizza shop, pizzeria noun
a shop where pizzas are made and sold.

fix-it shop, repair shop noun
a shop specializing in repairs and maintenance.

beauty parlor, beauty parlour, beauty salon, beauty shop, salon noun
a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work.

shoe-shop, shoe shop, shoe store noun
a shop where shoes are sold.

specialty store noun
a store that sells only one kind of merchandise.

second-hand store, thriftshop noun
a shop that sells secondhand goods at reduced prices.

tobacco shop, tobacconist shop, tobacconist noun
a shop that sells pipes and pipe tobacco and cigars and cigarettes.

toyshop noun
shop where toys are sold.

2. shop (verb)

do one's shopping.

  • She goes shopping every Friday.

obtain verb
come into possession of.


market verb
buy household supplies.

3. workshop, shop (noun)

small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done.

    Synonyms: workshop

    workplace, work noun
    a place where work is done.


    bindery noun
    a workshop where books are bound.

    bookbindery noun
    a bookbinder's workshop; a place for binding books.

    brickfield, brickyard noun
    a place where bricks are made and sold.

    chop shop noun
    a place where stolen cars are disassembled for their parts.

    dye-works noun
    a workshop where dyeing is done.

    machine shop noun
    workshop where metal is cut and shaped etc., by machine tools.

    pottery noun
    a workshop where clayware is made.

    print shop, printing shop noun
    a workplace where printing is done.

    saddlery noun
    workshop where a saddler works.

    sheltered workshop noun
    a workshop that offers jobs to members of the physically or developmentally disabled population.

    turnery noun
    workshop where objects are made on a lathe.

    4. buy at, frequent, patronise, shop at, patronize, shop, sponsor (verb)

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

      Antonyms: boycott (verb)

      refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with.


      back up, support verb
      give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to.

      5. shop class, shop (noun)

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

      • I built a birdhouse in shop.
      Synonyms: shop class

      course, course of instruction, course of study, class noun
      education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings.

      6. browse, shop (verb)

      shop around; not necessarily buying.

      • I don't need help, I'm just browsing.
      Synonyms: browse

      look for, search, seek verb
      try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of.


      comparison-shop verb
      compare prices for a given item.

      antique verb
      shop for antiques.

      window-shop verb
      examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only.

      7. tell on, shit, snitch, stag, give away, denounce, shop, betray, Grass, rat (verb)

      give away information about somebody.

      • He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam.

      inform verb
      impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to.


      sell out verb
      give information that compromises others.

      Nearby Terms

      shop assistant (noun)
      a salesperson in a store

      shop at (verb)
      do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

      shop bell (noun)
      a bell attached to the door of a small shop; warns the proprietor that a customer has entered the shop

      shop boy (noun)
      a young male shop assistant

      shop class (noun)
      a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity)

      shop clerk (noun)
      a salesperson in a store

      shop floor (noun)
      workplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machines

      shop girl (noun)
      a young female shop assistant

      shop mechanic (noun)
      a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools

      shop steward (noun)
      a union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management

      shop talk (noun)
      talk about your business that only others in the same business can understand

      shop window (noun)
      a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise for sale in the store

      shopaholic (noun)
      a compulsive shopper

      shopfront (noun)
      the front side of a store facing the street; usually contains display windows

      shophar (noun)
      an ancient musical horn made from the horn of a ram; used in ancient times by the Israelites to sound a warning or a summons; used in synagogues today on solemn occasions