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 for shop
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shop \Shop\, obs.
     imp. of Shape. Shaped. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shop \Shop\, n. [OE. shoppe, schoppe, AS. sceoppa a treasury, a
     storehouse, stall, booth; akin to scypen a shed, LG. schup a
     shed, G. schoppen, schuppen, a shed, a coachhouse, OHG.
     1. A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs,
        etc., are sold by retail.
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              From shop to shop
              Wandering, and littering with unfolded silks
              The polished counter.                 --Cowper.
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     2. A building in which mechanics or artisans work; as, a shoe
        shop; a car shop.
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              A tailor called me in his shop.       --Shak.
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     3. A person's occupation, business, profession, or the like,
        as a subject of attention, interest, conversation, etc.;
        -- sometimes in deprecation or disapproval; as, to talk
        shop at a party. Also used attributively, as in shop talk.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
     4. A place where any industry is carried on; as, a chemist's
        shop; also, (Slang), any of the various places of business
        which are commonly called offices, as of a lawyer, doctor,
        broker, etc.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     5. Any place of resort, as one's house, a restaurant, etc.
        [Slang, Chiefly Eng.]
     6. the group of workers and the activities controlled by an
        administrator; as, to have five people in one's shop.
     Note: Shop is often used adjectively or in composition; as,
           shop rent, or shop-rent; shop thief, or shop-thief;
           shop window, or shop-window, etc.
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     To smell of the shop, to indicate too distinctively one's
        occupation or profession.
     To talk shop, to make one's business the topic of social
        conversation; also, to use the phrases peculiar to one's
        employment. [Colloq.]
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     Syn: Store; warehouse. See Store.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shop \Shop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shopped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.
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           He was engaged with his mother and some ladies to go
           shopping.                                --Byron.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or
           services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod" [syn:
           shop, store]
      2: small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
         [syn: workshop, shop]
      3: a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or
         electricity); "I built a birdhouse in shop" [syn: shop
         class, shop]
      v 1: do one's shopping; "She goes shopping every Friday"
      2: do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or
         client of [syn: patronize, patronise, shop, shop at,
         buy at, frequent, sponsor] [ant: boycott]
      3: shop around; not necessarily buying; "I don't need help, I'm
         just browsing" [syn: shop, browse]
      4: give away information about somebody; "He told on his
         classmate who had cheated on the exam" [syn: denounce,
         tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit,
         shop, snitch, stag]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "shop":
     agency, atelier, barbershop, beauty parlor, beauty shop, bench,
     betray, booking office, boutique, box office, branch,
     branch office, browse, butcher shop, buy, cabinet, chain store,
     chambers, chancellery, chancery, closet, co-op, company, concern,
     concession, consulate, cooperative, corporate headquarters,
     corporation, countinghouse, country store, den, department store,
     desk, dime store, discount house, discount store, embassy,
     emporium, establishment, executive office, facility, firm,
     five-and-ten, general store, go marketing, go shopping,
     headquarters, home office, house, inform against, inform on,
     installation, institution, legation, loft, look for, magasin,
     mail-order house, main office, market, mart, office, organization,
     outlet, parlor, post, purchase, research, retail store, salon,
     seek, showroom, snitch on, store, studio, study, supermarket,
     sweatshop, ticket office, trading post, variety shop,
     variety store, warehouse, wareroom, wholesale house, window-shop,
     work site, work space, workbench, workhouse, working space,
     workplace, workroom, workshop, worktable

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