• Four Different Arrangements of Benches in a Shop
    Four Different Arrangements of Benches in a Shop
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shopping searching for or buying goods or services "went shopping for a reliable plumber","does her shopping at the mall rather than down town"
    • n shopping the commodities purchased from stores "she loaded her shopping into the car"women carrying home shopping didn't give me a second glance"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

General Tool rack in a School Shop General Tool rack in a School Shop
The barber shop quartette on the trip home The barber shop quartette on the trip home
Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing...
Gargantua Visiting the Shops--1-17-038 Gargantua Visiting the Shops--1-17-038

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Canada has more donut shops per capita than the United States
    • n shopping The act or practice of visiting shops for the purchase or examination of goods: as, she is very fond of shopping.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Montreal has an underground city, which has over 2,000 shops and 26 kilometres of walkways. This is the largest underground network for any city
    • Shopping the act of visiting shops to see and buy goods
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  • Richard M. Nixon
    “If you think the United States has stood still, who built The largest shopping center in the world?”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you don't want to deal with the devil, don't go in his shop. Keep on the Lord's side of the fence.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.”
  • Letty Cottin Pogrebin
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin
    “Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.”
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    “When you see a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend on it, that he keeps a very small stock of it within.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “The mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-?-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.”


All over the shop - If something is completely disorganised or confused, it is all over the shop.
Bull in a China shop - If someone behaves like a bull in a China shop, they are clumsy when they should be careful.
Shop floor - 'Shop floor' refers to the part of an organisation where the work is actually performed rather than just managed.
Talk shop - If you talk shop, you talk about work matters, especially if you do this outside work.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceoppa, a treasury (influenced by O. Fr. eschoppe, a stall.)


In literature:

He was the one vital thing in the shop.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
Then, one afternoon, Eva, in town on shopping bent, entered a small, exclusive, and expensive shop on Michigan Avenue.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Anything left in the shops?
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
He found that he was now the owner of an antidote shop at 3 Blazer Boulevard.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
But there came to his memory a picture of one day when he was walking through the machine shops.
"Robert Hardy's Seven Days" by Charles Monroe Sheldon
I'm going to see if I can find some of 'em near the tuck-shop.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
Above the quay, at the far side of the fair green, stands Brannigan's shop, a convenient and catholic establishment.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
Now I daresay old Nanny thinks that shop of old iron and rubbish that she has got together the finest shop in all Greenwich.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Looks's ef de hull shop'd come along.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
He came to a block where there were few pedestrians, where the great shops had their lights out and their night curtains up.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong

In poetry:

O, conscience is the slaughter shop,
There hangs the axe and knife,
'Tis there the worm makes all things hot,
And wearies out the life.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
Oh, swing ajar the shop door, do!
I'll bear as ne'er I bore it.
My blood!... you sweatshop leeches, you!...
Now less I'll blame you for it.
"Pen And Shears" by Morris Rosenfeld
Perhaps he lives and dies unpraised,
This trafficker in humble sweets,
Because his little shops are raised
By thousands in the city streets.
"Delicatessen" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Too well had she sped the connexion to drop,
As one doubtful corner she'd got by,
She saw me alone, and she enter'd the shop,
To buy a book, or else to--not buy.
"The Impatient Lass" by William Hutton
The wounds of the old years ache newly;
The gloom of the shop hems me in;
But six o'clock signals come duly:
O, freedom seems mine again, truly...
Unhindered I haste from the din.
"From Dawn To Dawn" by Morris Rosenfeld
We never ran time, and were always late;
Now a throttle valve would get choked and stop,
Then an axle grow hot as a coal in the grate,
Next a tube would burst, and—into the shop.
"Rid of His Engine" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

New Bellingham beer and wine specialty shop offers variety of shopping styles.
People did a bit more shopping last week, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Target will launch a series of shop-in-shops next month as part of a new design program called The Shops At Target, which was announced in January.
Rodeo Drive is home to some of the most expensive shopping in America, but a dollar store is hoping to set up shop and crash that pricey party.
(LOS ANGELES) – Rodeo Drive is home to some of the most expensive shopping in America, but a dollar store is hoping to set up shop and crash that pricey party.
IStockphoto (LOS ANGELES) — Rodeo Drive is home to some of the most expensive shopping in America, but a dollar store is hoping to set up shop and crash that pricey party.
Actually, this is something your taxidermist can fix - if you stop by his shop before going hunting and ask him how to handle your buck from the field to his shop.
Shop Around for a Shopping App.
Google boosts its Search Options to let users search results by past hour, specific date range, more shopping sites, fewer shopping sites, visited pages, not yet visited, books, blogs and news.
Shop 'Til You Drop: Independence Day Shopping.
Uses coupons and consults a shopping list as she shops for healthful foods at the Giant supermarket in Bowie, Md.
Part bike shop, part athletic training center, Faster is most unique because it is the nation's first shop complete with a cycling-specific wind tunnel .
Do remember regarding your own additional coach outlet shop 1 is always to look for through a good shop.
As the owners of Suburban Plaza near Decatur plan to bring a Walmart store to their shopping center, another developer is making plans to add a shopping center where Scott Blvd Baptist Church currently sits.
One of the hardest people to shop for is the world traveler, but with these suggestions it may take the questions out of the shopping trek.

In science:

In Proceedings of the Fifth International WorkMathematik und Datenverarbeitung mbH, Bad Honnef/Bonn, Germany. shop on Inductive Logic Programming.
Generalization of Clauses under Implication
The BargainFinder Agent: Comparison price shopping on the Internet.
Information Integration and Computational Logic
In fact, the present overview can be regarded as a shopping list of the present challenges in this field.
Quantum Interferometry with Electrons: Outstanding Challenges
Later on, several techniques for compressing datacubes and allowing fast approximate answering have been proposed in the literature in the context of OLAP applications, where data to be summarized are called measure values (e.g., daily income of a shop, number of users accessing a service, etc.).
Estimating Range Queries using Aggregate Data with Integrity Constraints: a Probabilistic Approach
This is driven by an increase in both the number of consumers who shop on-line and in the fraction of their purchases made on-line.
Evaluating Pricing Strategy Using e-Commerce Data: Evidence and Estimation Challenges