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.

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. Stephanie Adams:

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

  2. Halton Cheadle:

    The exclusivity clauses in the lease agreements may be causing distortion in the grocery retail sector by entrenching barriers to entry and expansion, a single national grocery retailer operating in a shopping centre may be in a position to charge higher prices due to lack of competition.

  3. Mauro Guillén:

    This is devastating news for them, google employees aren't going to be going to the hot dog place around the corner, shopping or taking public transportation. That is really bad for those neighborhoods and areas where Googlers would commute.

  4. Emily Weiss:

    We'll continue to focus on delivering an engaging customer experience on our primary channel, e-commerce, at a time when beauty shopping and discovery are rapidly moving online.

  5. Kristina Moore:

    Wendy should have been shopping for her wedding dress on Friday, there is a hole in our hearts that will never be replaced.

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