From Middle English shoppe, schoppe, from Old English sċeoppa, scoppa (“shed; booth; stall; shop”), from Proto-Germanic *skupp-, *skup- (“barn, shed”), from Proto-Indo-European *skub-, *skup- (“to bend, bow, curve, vault”). Cognate with Dutch schop (“spade, kick”), German Schuppen (“shed”), German Schober (“barn”).
shop (plural shops)
- An establishment that sells goods or services to the public; originally only a physical location, but now a virtual establishment as well.
- A place where things are manufactured or crafted; a workshop.
- A large garage where vehicle mechanics work.
- Workplace; office. Used mainly in expressions such as shop talk, closed shop and shop floor.
- A variety of classes taught in junior or senior high school that teach vocational skill.
- An establishment where a barber or beautician works.
- An act of shopping, especially routine shopping for food and other domestic supplies.
- (figuratively, uncountable) Discussion of business or professional affairs.
shop (third-person singular simple present shops, present participle shopping, simple past and past participle shopped)
- (intransitive) To visit stores or shops to browse or explore merchandise, especially with the intention of buying such merchandise.
- (transitive) To purchase products from (a range or catalogue, etc.).
- (transitive, slang, chiefly Britain) To report the criminal activities or whereabouts of someone to an authority.
- (transitive, slang, chiefly Britain) To imprison.
- (transitive, Internet slang) To photoshop; to digitally edit a picture or photograph.
- (dated) Used to attract the services of a shop assistant