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. shopping(noun)

    searching for or buying goods or services

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

  2. shopping(noun)

    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. shopping(Noun)

    Searching for or buying goods or services.

    On Saturdays we usually do the shopping.

  2. shopping(Noun)

    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. shopping

    Verb form of the word shop.

    The shopping was easily achieved every Saturday morning.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 3, 2020  

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

How to pronounce shopping?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say shopping in sign language?

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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. Amy Ott:

    These messages are often damaging to girls. We are not allowed to discriminate in the U.S. based on race, disability, gender, age, etc. … So why are schools discriminating against girls based on their bodies ? you have to try a dress on and see what it looks like on you, not how it looks on someone else. … It’s like shopping for any other kind of clothing in this day and age. You want to look your best and look appropriate.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Agents on her detail, they’re the ones posted around her house all of the time, they’re the ones who bring her shopping. They’re the ones who bring her to events.

  3. Stephanie Adams:

    I prefer shooting to shopping and — although I might look girly, I am far from it.

  4. Bill Taubman:

    It's all about having a shopping center with a point of view, luxury creates distinction and relevance.

  5. Zulfu Livaneli:

    The government warned it would flatten Sur and build a new city in its place with apartment blocks and shopping malls.

Images & Illustrations of shopping

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