searching for or buying goods or services
"went shopping for a reliable plumber"; "does her shopping at the mall rather than down town"
the commodities purchased from stores
"she loaded her shopping into the car"women carrying home shopping didn't give me a second glance"
Searching for or buying goods or services.
On Saturdays we usually do the shopping.
Recently bought goods.
I carried three heavy bags of shopping up the stairs.
A retailer or shop is a business that presents a selection of goods or services and offers to sell them to customers for money or other goods. Shopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. In some contexts it may be considered a leisure activity as well as an economic one. The shopping experience can range from delightful to terrible, based on a variety of factors including how the customer is treated, convenience, and mood. The shopping experience can also be influenced by other shoppers. For example, research from a field experiment found that male and female shoppers who were accidentally touched from behind by other shoppers left a store earlier than people who had not been touched and evaluated brands more negatively, resulting in the Accidental Interpersonal Touch effect. According to a 2000 report, in the U.S. state of New York, women purchase 80% of all consumer goods and influence 80% of health-care decisions.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shopping' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3725
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shopping' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1706
Rank popularity for the word 'shopping' in Nouns Frequency: #1435
The numerical value of shopping in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of shopping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of shopping in a Sentence
All of those people that were saying the death of the hypermarket. No, it's not the case, as we've gone back to giving shoppers the full choice and increasingly better value (they've realized) that's the most convenient way to do your shopping.
The government warned it would flatten Sur and build a new city in its place with apartment blocks and shopping malls.
Foot traffic in stores was lower. On the other hand more people are shopping online.
But instead of being prone to being demoted, Google's comparison-shopping service is systematically promoted to the most visible spots in Google's search results.
Work collaboration apps will likely have a long-term impact on office (space) similar to the impact that mobile shopping had on retail, corporate footprints will continue to shrink.
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- تسوق, التسوقArabic
- nakupování, nákupCzech
- handle indDanish
- Einkaufen, EinkäufeGerman
- خريد كردنPersian
- courses, shoppingFrench
- ख़रीदारी, खरीदारीHindi
- berbelanja, barang belanjaanIndonesian
- 買い物, ショッピング, 買物Japanese
- купување, пазарењеMacedonian
- winkelen, boodschappen doenDutch
- shopping, handling, varer, matvarer, kjøpesenterNorwegian
- шоппинг, покупки, покупкаRussian
- šoping, куповина, шопинг, kupovinaSerbo-Croatian
- கடையில் பொருட்கள் வாங்குதல்Tamil
- alışveriş yapmakTurkish
- đi mua hàng, mua sắmVietnamese
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