[ noun ] searching for or buying goods or services


: "went shopping for a reliable plumber" "does her shopping at the mall rather than down town"

Used in print

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Here is a word_of_advice when you go shopping for your pansy seeds .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

Indeed , there are some cities where the suburban shopping pulls customers who are geographically much nearer to downtown .

Raymond_Vernon reports that residents of East_St._Louis have been driving across the Mississippi , through the heart of downtown St._Louis and out to the western suburbs for major shopping , simply because parking is easier at the big branches than it is in the heart of town .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

Sipping their coffee , discussing the weather , the day 's shopping , Fritzie 's commitments at the network ( all of which he would cancel ) , they avoided the radio , the morning TV news_show , even the front page of the Santa_Luisa_Register , resting on the kitchen bar .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

They went shopping in the neighborhood , and bought two loaves_of_bread with the ration coupons they had been given in Blois , and some cheese , and a dozen eggs , and a bag of oranges from a peddler in the Place_Redoute - the first oranges they had seen since they landed .

Related terms

buying marketing shop