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Shop

Shop appears in many tongue twisters:

  • chip shop chips
  • Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop.
  • Does this shop sport short socks with spots?
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Usage statistics for the noun shop:

spoken English63.89%written English36.11% conversational speech58.05%task-oriented speech41.95%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun shop:

workshopstoreshop
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Shop is sometimes a misspelling of chop, ship or stop.

The word shop is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun shop

What does shop mean as a name of something?

Shop is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: shops

  1. a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
  2. small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of shop: workshop
    • more generic words: work / workplace = a place where work is done
    • more specific terms:
  3. a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity)

Alternative definition of the noun shop

noun

  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.
    • Workplace; office. Used mainly in expressions such as shop talk, closed shop and shop floor.
    • Short for wood shop or metal shop, classes taught typically in junior high school, teaching vocational skill.
    • In information technology, describes the programming languages or software an organisation uses, usually exclusively; "our company is mostly a Java shop".

    Definition of the verb shop

    What does shop mean as a doing word?

    Shop is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

    verb - inflections: shopped, shopping

    1. do one's shopping
    2. do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
      • syntax:
        Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
        [Agent - being] [Verb] [Location] for [Theme]I hunted the woods for game | I searched the cave for treasure | I stalked the woods for game | We rummaged the drawer for important documents
        [Agent - being] [Verb] for [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I searched for treasure in the cave
        [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I searched through America
        [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] for [Theme]I searched in the cave for treasure

        Verbs of Searching (with the same syntax): advertise, check, comb, dive, drag, dredge, excavate, patrol, plumb, probe, prospect, prowl, quarry, rake, rifle, scavenge, scour, scout, search, sift, trawl, troll, watch.

      • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
      • synonyms of shop: buy at / frequent / patronise / patronize / shop at / sponsor
      • more generic terms: back up / support = give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    3. shop around; not necessarily buying
    4. give away information about somebody

    Alternative definition of the verb shop

    verb

    1. [intransitive] To visit shops; to look around shops with the intention of buying something.
    2. [transitive] To report or "grass up" the criminal or otherwise wrong activities or whereabouts of (a suspect) to an authority.
    3. [transitive, internet slang] Shorthand for photoshop; to digitally edit a picture or photograph.

    Other definitions of shop

    What does shop also mean?

    interjection

    1. Used to attract the services of a shop assistant

    People

    1. Shop a.k.a. Carl Craig is a Detroit-based producer of techno music, and is considered to be one of the most important names in the Detroit second generation of techno producers and DJs. According to an article about Craig, "Of this group, Craig was often recognised as being the most artful and the most willing to engage the rapidly growing shape of techno outside Detroit." Craig has approached techno using inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, including jazz and soul.
    2. Shop a.k.a. Swapan Nandi is a musical artist.

    There are other people with in their name, like Kalo Shop.

    Group

    Shop is a musical group.

    • album: "Round Trip"

    Music

    1. "Shop" is a composition.
    2. "Shop" is a musical album of Lark.
      • released on (6 years ago)
    3. "Shop" is a musical single of Snog.
      • released in (24 years ago)

    Miscellanea

    1. Shop a.k.a. .shop is a proposed top-level domain for the Internet, submitted to ICANN for approval as a sponsored TLD. Nine companies including Google, Amazon and Famous Four Media have filed applications for this TLD.
    2. SHOP is a domain-independent HTN planning system that plans for tasks in the same order they will later be executed and knows the complete world-state at each step of the planning process, enabling it to use highly expressive domain representations.
    3. The shop this artist works out of.
    4. Shop is a television series.

    Phrases with Shop

    Phrases starting with the word Shop:

    1. shop at
    2. shop boy

    Phrases ending with the word Shop:

    1. E-Shop
    2. Op Shop
    3. Cop Shop
    4. hat shop
    5. Job shop
    6. pet shop
    7. Pop Shop
    8. Sex shop
    9. tea shop
    10. Body Shop
    11. Chip Shop
    12. chop shop
    13. Copy Shop
    14. food shop
    15. gift shop
    16. head shop
    17. Joke Shop
    18. junk shop

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    Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Shop

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    Google previewHand Tool Essentials (2007)

    Refine Your Power Tool Projects with Hand Tool Techniques by Popular Woodworking Editors

    Shop. By far one of the coolest things about an ultimate hand tool shop is that with a few precautions, it can...

    Google previewThe Shoe Workers' Journal (1920)

    An open shop is a non-union shop where the fiction is kept alive that union men may work there, but are not permitted to do so. An employer...

    Google previewHuman Resource Management (2016)

    by CTI Reviews

    An agency shop is a form of union security agreement where the employer may hire union or nonunion workers, and employees need not join the union in ...

    Google previewEconomics (2016)

    by CTI Reviews

    A preentry closed shop is a form of union security agreement under which the employer agrees to hire union members only,

    Google previewEconomics, Principles, Problems, and Policies (2016)

    Economics, Economics by CTI Reviews

    Closed shop: A preentry closed shop is a form of union security agreement under which the employer agrees to hire union...

    Google previewTransit Journal (1904)

    The repair shop is a brick building, 85 ft. x I60 ft. in size, with a steel truss roof and a pine flooring, laid diagonally. It has a good size machine shop, an armature repair deSCREW JACK FOR RAISING TRUCK partment, a large store room and ...

    Google previewThe Painter and Decorator (1908)

    The closed shop is a manifest both of affirmation and negation. It signifies lack of faith first and then a greater faith to come. It is not a virtue. It Is a snield. It Is not right or wrong. It is gravitation. It is a result. Some things happened preceding it.

    Google previewFeng Shui Q&A (2014)

    by Master Aaron Lee Koch

    Opposite our shop is an elevator and a staircase to the second floor, and between these is a concrete wall facing our entrance. The cash counter is...

    Google previewFundamentals of Human Resource Management (2016)

    by CTI Reviews

    An agency shop is a form of union security agreement where the employer may hire union or non-union workers, and employees need notjoin the union in order to remain employed. However, the non-union worker must pay a fee to cover ...

    Google previewSociology, Work and Industry (2016)

    by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

    Closed shop: A preentry closed shop is a form of union security agreement under which the employer agrees to hire union...

    Google previewThe Conservator (1908)

    The closed shop is a manifest both of afi'irmation and negation. It signifies lack of faith first and then a greater faith to come. It is not a virtue. It is a shield. It is not right or wrong. It is gravitation. It is a result. Some things happened preceding it.

    Google previewCairo's Street Stories (2008)

    Exploring the City's Statues, Squares, Bridges, Gardens, and Sidewalk Cafés by Lesley Lababidi

    Cairo's coffee shop is a recent phenomenon that first appeared in the late 1990s, rapidly spreading within a few years throughout the affluent neighborhoods. The coffee shop is a retreat behind walls and off the street that offers A coffee house ...

    Google previewThe Disneyland Encyclopedia (2017)

    The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Major Event in the Original Magic Kingdom by Chris Strodder

    The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Major Event in the...

    The shop featured a decorative ceiling, ornate wall details, embellished mirrors, lace curtains, and an exquisite ...

    Google previewSports web encyclopaedia (2005)

    de - Ihr Beach-Volleyball und Volleyball - Shop www.beachvolleyball.de/ 16. Kafleesud: Beachvolleyball Beachvolleyball.

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1991)

    Volume 49 - Supplement 12: Appraisals to Stress and Burnout in the Library Workplace by Allen Kent

    The Brattle Book Shop, a Boston literary landmark, as familiar to bibliophiles as Faneuil Hall is to history buffs, continues a tradition that began when another Boston notable, John Quincy Adams, was President. And its proprietor. Ken Gloss ...

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    Usage statistics about shop

    The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

    Usage statistics for the noun shop:

    spoken English63.89%written English36.11% conversational speech58.05%task-oriented speech41.95%

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun shop:

    workshopstoreshop

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb shop:

    grasspatronizeshitpatronisefrequentbrowsebetraydenouncesponsorshop

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    Small photo of Next stop is lingerie shop! Four beautiful young cheerful women holding shopping bags and looking at each other with smile while sitting in carSmall photo of sale, consumerism and people concept - happy young women looking into shopping bags at shop window in citySmall photo of Interior Of Coffee Shop With Customers Using Digital DevicesSmall photo of Stylish bearded hipster male talking by smartphone and using a laptop in a coffee shop.Small photo of Coffee shop - cafe blurred background with bokeh image More...

    Video language resources about Shop

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    Quotes about Shop

    You are too smart for me
    Lady
    When you shop
    Because when you shop you shop for the bargains
    And
    I can see that you love bargains (Aldo Kraas)
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    Scrabble value of S1H4O1P3

    The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

    Anagrams of SHOP

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