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.

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.

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. Reggy McDaniel:

    I appreciate them shopping with me, but this is America ; they have the privilege of shopping where they want to.

  2. Olivier DOULIERY:

    Meanwhile, you can go into Whole Foods, or any grocery store, nothing against Whole Foods … I’m glad I was able to go grocery shopping, but everybody’s touching everything … There’s police directing people in and out of the freaking grocery store.

  3. Bella Thorne:

    I'm really lucky that Pornhub wanted to come on and produce this with me because originally I was shopping it around a very long time ago and things were very different, people are kind of scared to make a movie like this one when it comes to dominance and submissive( ness) between a male and a female and how this relationship can turn quite sour.

  4. Public Opinion Research:

    It’s impossible to know who is going to show up. It’s a special election, it’s an off year, and on top of it, it’s December, and people don’t think about voting in December. They’re shopping for Christmas, going to parties, and on top of that, there are unconventional candidates.

  5. Laura Ortiz:

    Shopping in Puerto Rico.

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