Definition for SHOP

SHOP, n. [Norm. schope; Sax. sceoppa, a depository, from sceapian, to form or shape; Sw. skåp, a repository; Dan. skab, a cupboard or chest of drawers. Qu. Fr. echoppe.]

  1. A building in which goods, wares, drugs, &c. are sold by retail.
  2. A building in which mechanics work, and where they keep their manufactures for sale. Keep your shop, and your shop will keep you. – Franklin.

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