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Definition of "shop" []

  • A small retail store or a specialty department in a large store. (noun)
  • An atelier; a studio. (noun)
  • A place for manufacturing or repairing goods or machinery. (noun)
  • A commercial or industrial establishment: a printing shop. (noun)
  • A business establishment; an office or a center of activity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shop" in a sentence
  • "'And when I say a shop,' Hugo pursued, 'I mean a _shop_.'"
  • "Thank goodness it occurred to me at once to say that I went into the tobacco shop to buy stamps and I must have left it in the _shop_."
  • "In regard to the daily, or even the occasional use of the stronger drugs of the apothecary's shop -- whether this _shop_ is found in the family or elsewhere -- I would fain hope many of our young women may claim an entire immunity."