Definition of “shopping” - English Dictionary

“shopping” in British English

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shoppingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈʃɒp.ɪŋ/ us /ˈʃɑː.pɪŋ/

A1 the activity of buying things from shops:

I'm going shopping this afternoon.
My granddaughter does my weekly shopping for me.
UK The store is open for late night shopping on Wednesdays.
Christmas shopping

A2 goods that you have bought from shops, especially food:

She had so many bags of shopping that she could hardly carry them.
I forgot my shopping list.

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(Definition of “shopping” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“shopping” in American English

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shoppingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈʃɑp·ɪŋ/

the activity of looking for things to buy:

I was out shopping this afternoon.
My daughter and I go shopping together.

(Definition of “shopping” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“shopping” in Business English

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shoppingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈʃɒpɪŋ/ us COMMERCE

the activity of buying goods, especially from a store:

When Americans go shopping, they're looking for bargains.
These days many women are doing the shopping in their lunch hour.
There are 37 shopping days left to Christmas.
The goal is to improve the shopping experience for the customer.
This software will suggest products based on customers' shopping habits.
the Christmas/holiday/weekly shopping
online/internet shopping
a shopping spree/trip

goods that you have bought, especially from stores:

I decided to see if I could cut the cost of my shopping.
We put the shopping away.

(Definition of “shopping” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)