Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or practice of visiting shops for the purchase or examination of goods: as, she is very fond of shopping.

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  • verb Present participle of shop.
  • noun Searching for or buying goods or services.
  • noun Recently bought goods.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun searching for or buying goods or services
  • noun the commodities purchased from stores

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Examples

  • After Sun Microsystems patented the Internet ‘’shopping cart in 1998, and Amazon.com won a patent on one-click online shopping a year later, Internet entrepreneurs howled.

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  • Dec. 18 / PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE / -- With only seven shopping days left until Christmas, and only eight percent of shoppers finished with their holiday shopping*, plenty of consumers will still be busy filling their holiday shopping baskets this year.

    Hispanic Business Magazine

  • *starts shopping list for weekweekweekend shopping*

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  • While claims that bargain shopping is as good as sex are certainly debatable, these findings help to explain why people are prone to shopping sprees when down in the dumps.

    Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright: Shopping For Sexual Arousal

  • Whenever a producer and I travel out of Washington, D.C., to report a story for the show, we try to arrange what we call shopping opportunities.

    In Austin, The Perfect Cowboy Boot Fits

  • The first payment you give will be substantial, because they'll be what we call shopping the job, bringing in all the materials.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2005

  • She always -- her and I had what we called our shopping sprees, when we didn't know what else to do.

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2004

  • "Should we no do a little what you call shopping for the babies, and haf a farewell feast tonight if I go for my last call at your so pleasant home?" he asked, stopping before a window full of fruit and flowers.

    Little Women

  • "Should we no do a little what you call shopping for the babies, and haf a farewell feast tonight if I go for my last call at your so pleasant home?" he asked, stopping before a window full of fruit and flowers.

    Little Women

  • Now that's what we call a shopping win-win: stay in your slippers and earn points toward your next vacation.airmiles. ca.

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