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shop

[ shop ]SEE DEFINITION OF shop
  • nounplace of retail business
  • verblook for merchandise to buy

Synonyms for shop

  • boutique
  • chain
  • deli
  • department store
  • emporium
  • market
  • mill
  • outlet
  • showroom
  • stand
  • store
  • supermarket
  • five-and-dime
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHOP

In June the florist's shop is a poor place, sedulously to be shunned.

I saw her in Carlton's, that new confectioner's shop on Main Street.

It is Ana, the daughter of Manuel, who works in the smith's shop.

The shop was built of rough boards, and the inside was blackened with soot.

Macdonald, however, was not a man to be put down in his own shop and before his own admirers.

You see, we left the shop in such a hurry we never thought about powder and ball.

Angelique had understood immediately, for the shoemaker had his shop there.

I'm tired of the teaching, and I'd like well to go into the shop with you!

Why can't you settle down here in the shop with your Uncle William?

He had read the story to his uncles, after the shop was closed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "booth or shed for trade or work," perhaps from Old English scoppa, a rare word of uncertain meaning, apparently related to scypen "cowshed," from Proto-Germanic *skoppan "small additional structure" (cf. Old High German scopf "building without walls, porch," German dialectal Scopf "porch, cart-shed, barn," German Schuppen "a shed"), from root *skupp-. Or the Middle English word was acquired from Old French eschoppe "booth, stall" (Modern French échoppe), which is a Germanic loan-word from the same root.

Meaning "building or room set aside for sale of merchandise" is from mid-14c. Meaning "schoolroom equipped for teaching vocational arts" is from 1914, American English. Sense of "matters pertaining to one's trade" is from 1814 (as in talk shop (v.), 1860).

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