shopping meaning

[ 'ʃɔpiŋ ] Pronunciation:   "shopping" in a sentence
  • Noun: shopping  shóping
    1. Searching for or buying goods or services
      "went shopping for a reliable plumber"; "does her shopping at the mall rather than down town" 
    2. The commodities purchased from stores
      "she loaded her shopping into the car"
    Verb: shop (shopped,shopping)  shóp
    1. Do one's shopping
      "She goes shopping every Friday" 
    2. Do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
      - patronize, patronise [Brit], shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor 
    3. Shop around; not necessarily buying
      - browse 
    4. Give away information about somebody
      - denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, snitch, stag

    Derived forms: shoppings

    See also: shopper

    Type of: back up, buying, commodity, good, inform, look for, obtain, purchasing, search, seek, support, trade good

    Encyclopedia: Shop


  • [British slang]
    Noun. 1. A euphemism for illicit drugs as brought from a drug dealer.
    2. Shoplifting. [Criminal use]

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [U]



    the activity of going to shops/stores and buying things:

    to go shopping

    to go on a shopping trip

    ◆ (BrE) to do the/your shopping

    This is the busiest shopping period of the year.

    Click on the link to change or delete an item from your shopping cart.

    Retailers had a disappointing holiday shopping season.

    a shopping bag/basket/cart/trolley catalogue/Internet/online shopping

    ◆ a shopping expedition/spree/trip

    2 (especially BrE)

    the things that you have bought from shops/stores:

    to put your shopping away

  • [Finance]
    Seeking to obtain the best bid or offer available by calling a number of dealers and/or brokers.


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  1. we usually do our shopping at the weekend.
  2. she went shopping and bought quite a few things.
  3. i always do the shopping on a monday.
  4. i have to go shopping this afternoon.
  5. mother has gone out to do some shopping.

Related Words

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  8. shopping basket meaning
  9. shopping bot meaning
  10. shopping cart meaning
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