Definitions for: Shop

[n] a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
[n] small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
[v] give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
[v] do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
[v] do one's shopping
[v] shop around; not necessarily buying; "I don't need help, I'm just browsing"

Webster (1913) Definition: Shop, n.
1. A person's occupation, business, profession, or the like,
as a subject of attention, interest, conversation, etc.;
-- generally in deprecation.

2. 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.

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

Shop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shopped; p. pr. & vb. n.
To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.

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

Shop, obs.
imp. of Shape. Shaped. --Chaucer.

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.
1. 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. --Cowper.

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

A tailor called me in his shop. --Shak.

Note: 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.

Synonyms: betray, browse, buy at, denounce, frequent, give away, grass, patronise, patronize, peach, rat, shit, shop at, snitch, sponsor, stag, store, tell on, workshop

Antonyms: boycott

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