What does shopping mean?

Definitions for shopping
shop·ping

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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.

Wikipedia

  1. Shopping

    Shopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the potential intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. A typology of shopper types has been developed by scholars which identifies one group of shoppers as recreational shoppers, that is, those who enjoy shopping and view it as a leisure activity.Online shopping has become a major disruptor in the retail industry as consumers can now search for product information and place product orders across different regions. Online retailers deliver their products directly to the consumers' home, offices, or wherever they want. The B2C (business to consumer) process has made it easy for consumers to select any product online from a retailer's website and to have it delivered relatively quickly. Using online shopping methods, consumers do not need to consume energy by physically visiting physical stores. This way they save time and the cost of traveling. A retailer or a shop is a business that presents a selection of goods and offers to trade or sell them to customers for money or other goods. Shoppers' shopping experiences may vary. They are based on a variety of factors including how the customer is treated, convenience, the type of goods being purchased, and mood.

ChatGPT

  1. shopping

    Shopping is the act of browsing, selecting, and purchasing goods or services from various sources such as retail stores, online platforms, or markets. It involves the process of comparing prices, evaluating options, and making a decision based on individual preferences and needs. Shopping can be done for personal or household requirements, as well as for recreational or leisure purposes. It typically involves exchanging money or other forms of payment to acquire desired items.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shopping

    of Shop

Wikidata

  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 Vanderhook:

    Many people have multiple cards in their wallet, so even if people get one card in their wallet that's their primary shopping card then it doesn't matter that there are still hundreds of thousands of other cards that have yet to be replaced.

  2. Francois Momboisse:

    Black Friday is one of the top sales days of the year and it allows us to smooth out Christmas shopping over a longer period rather than compressing all those sales in the Dec. 10 to 24 period. It does not necessarily lead to more consumption.

  3. Shanta Nurullah.Keewa Nurullah:

    I was kind of shopping for [ Feraz ] and just kept seeing the gaps in representation for kids and babies, especially little Black boys, i had a couple ideas for some onesies. I got them printed out and went to see if anyone on my network liked what I was doing and went from there.

  4. Anna Harrington:

    I'm' comfort shopping' the way that others' comfort eat,' i'm saving and spending the same amounts as before -- I'm lucky that my job is secure. But this past summer, I bought the oddest things I never would have normally bought -- a sunrise alarm clock, pink fuzzy bunny slippers, the entire Buffy the Vampire CD collection, and vintage furniture from the 1970s.

  5. Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU:

    It takes courage to embrace freedom, for one will have to stop shopping at the convenience grocery store, and manage a giant Super Market.

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