shopping Definition

the activity of buying goods from stores.

Using shopping: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "shopping" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I went shopping for new clothes.

  • Example

    She loves shopping for shoes.

  • Example

    We need to go grocery shopping.

  • Example

    He's always shopping online for the best deals.

shopping Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with shopping

  • the activity of looking at goods in store windows without intending to buy them


    We spent the afternoon window shopping in the city center.

  • to visit stores with the intention of buying something


    I need to go shopping for a new laptop.

  • a period of time when someone buys a lot of things, especially things that are not necessary


    She went on a shopping spree and spent all her savings.


Summary: shopping in Brief

The term 'shopping' [ˈʃɑːpɪŋ] refers to the activity of buying goods from stores. It can be used in various contexts, such as grocery shopping or online shopping. Phrases like 'window shopping' denote looking at goods without intending to buy them, while 'shopping spree' refers to a period of excessive buying.

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