What does shopping mean?

Definitions for shopping
shop·ping

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shopping.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoppingnoun

    searching for or buying goods or services

    "went shopping for a reliable plumber"; "does her shopping at the mall rather than down town"

  2. shoppingnoun

    the commodities purchased from stores

    "she loaded her shopping into the car"women carrying home shopping didn't give me a second glance"

Wiktionary

  1. shoppingnoun

    Searching for or buying goods or services.

    On Saturdays we usually do the shopping.

  2. shoppingnoun

    Recently bought goods.

    I carried three heavy bags of shopping up the stairs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shopping

    of Shop

Freebase

  1. Shopping

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. shopping

    The act and process of to shop.

    The family do their shopping only when the food they bought has all been eaten.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  
  2. shoppingverb

    Verb form of the word shop.

    The shopping was easily achieved every Saturday morning.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 3, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shopping' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3725

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shopping' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1706

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shopping' in Nouns Frequency: #1435

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shopping in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shopping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of shopping in a Sentence

  1. Randy Frederick:

    For the first time in a while we're finally waking up to the fact that this issue could go on for a while and have a significant impact on Chinese and global economic growth and potentially the United States, when people react to it because they don't travel or go to restaurants or go shopping, that'll have an immediate impact on the economy. It depends how long it goes and how wide the spread.

  2. Marc Lore:

    I want to open the economics of the shopping club to small businesses.

  3. Jay Jeffers:

    It’s a more efficient process now, because my designers and I can sit at a desk and travel the world. As a result, instead of going on a shopping trip with one client, you’re online shopping for several clients at the same time, the beauty for me is that I can create a more robust, interesting finished project because I have access to all these beautiful pieces. It makes my work better, which in turn brings me more clients.

  4. Adam Sarhan:

    Things are looking positive since the shopping season coincided with a big drop in crude oil, which means lower gas prices, that translates to more disposable income, which could mean stronger retail sales.

  5. Thom Tillis:

    It reminds of the shopping channel, the hits of the '80s, you hear it again and again and again and again, i can almost recite the testimony.

Images & Illustrations of shopping

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