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    • [shop]
    • /ʃɒp/
    • /ʃɒp/
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    • [shop]
    • /ʃɒp/

Definitions of shop word

  • noun shop a retail store, especially a small one. 1
  • noun shop a small store or department in a large store selling a specific or select type of goods: the ski shop at Smith's. 1
  • noun shop the workshop of a craftsperson or artisan. 1
  • noun shop the workshop of a person who works in a manual trade; place for doing specific, skilled manual work: a carpenter's shop. 1
  • noun shop any factory, office, or business: Our ad agency is a well-run shop. 1
  • noun shop Education. a course of instruction in a trade, as carpentry, printing, etc., consisting chiefly of training in the use of its tools and materials. a classroom in which such a course is given. 1

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Origin of shop

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English shoppe (noun), Old English sceoppa booth; akin to scypen stall, shippon, German Schopf lean-to, Schuppen shed

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Parts of speech for Shop


shop popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

shop usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for shop

noun shop

  • aide — An aide is an assistant to someone who has an important job, especially in government or in the armed forces.
  • atelier — An atelier is an artist's studio or workshop.
  • bodega — a shop selling wine and sometimes groceries, esp in a Spanish-speaking country
  • bottega — a workshop or studio, particularly that part used by a master artist's assistants or pupils
  • botteghe — the studio of a master artist, in which lesser artists, apprentices, or students learn by participating in the work.

verb shop

  • copped — to catch; nab.
  • copping — the winding of yarn into a cap from a cone, bobbin, etc.
  • deal in — to occupy oneself or itself (usually followed by with or in): Botany deals with the study of plants. He deals in generalities.
  • get hold of — to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child's hand in his.

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