Shop vs. Store

Shop vs. Store — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Shop and Store

Shopnoun

also shoppe A small retail store or a specialty department in a large store.

Storenoun

A place where merchandise is offered for sale; a shop.

Shopnoun

An atelier; a studio.

Storenoun

A stock or supply reserved for future use

a squirrel's store of acorns.

Shopnoun

A place for manufacturing or repairing goods or machinery.

Storenoun

stores Supplies, especially of food, clothing, or arms.

Shopnoun

A commercial or industrial establishment

a printing shop.

Storenoun

A place where commodities are kept; a warehouse or storehouse.

Shopnoun

A business establishment; an office or a center of activity.

Storenoun

A great quantity or number; an abundance.

Shopnoun

A home workshop.

Storeverb

To reserve or put away for future use.

Shopnoun

A schoolroom fitted with machinery and tools for instruction in industrial arts.

Storeverb

To fill, supply, or stock.

Shopnoun

The industrial arts as a technical science or course of study.

Storeverb

To deposit or receive in a storehouse or warehouse for safekeeping.

Shopverb

To visit stores in search of merchandise or bargains.

Storeverb

(Computers) To copy (data) into memory or onto a storage device, such as a hard disk.

Shopverb

To look for something with the intention of acquiring it.

Storenoun

A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.

This building used to be a store for old tires.

Shopverb

To visit or buy from (a particular store).

Storenoun

A supply held in storage.

Shopnoun

An establishment that sells goods or services to the public; originally only a physical location, but now a virtual establishment as well.

Storenoun

(mainly North American) A place where items may be purchased.

I need to get some milk from the grocery store.

Shopnoun

A place where things are manufactured or crafted; a workshop.

Storenoun

Memory.

The main store of 1000 36-bit words seemed large at the time.

Shopnoun

A large garage where vehicle mechanics work.

Storenoun

A large amount of information retained in one's memory.

His vast store of jokes means he has something funny to say in every situation.

Shopnoun

Workplace; office. Used mainly in expressions such as shop talk, closed shop and shop floor.

Storenoun

A great quantity or number; abundance.

Shopnoun

A variety of classes taught in junior or senior high school that teach vocational skill.

Storeverb

(transitive) To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose.

I'll store these books in the attic.

Shopnoun

An establishment where a barber or beautician works.

a barber shop

Storeverb

To write (something) into memory or registers.

This operation stores the result on the stack.

Shopnoun

An act of shopping, especially routine shopping for food and other domestic supplies.

This is where I do my weekly shop.

Storeverb

(intransitive) To remain in good condition while stored.

I don't think that kind of cheese will store well in the refrigerator.

Shopnoun

Discussion of business or professional affairs.

Storenoun

a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services;

he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod

Shopverb

(intransitive) To visit stores or shops to browse or explore merchandise, especially with the intention of buying such merchandise.

I went shopping early before the Christmas rush.He’s shopping for clothes.

Storenoun

a supply of something available for future use;

he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

Shopverb

(transitive) To purchase products from (a range or catalogue, etc.).

Shop our new arrivals.

Storenoun

an electronic memory device;

a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached

Shopverb

To report the criminal activities or whereabouts of someone to an authority.

He shopped his mates in to the police.

Storenoun

a depository for goods;

storehouses were built close to the docks

Shopverb

Shorthand for photoshop; to digitally edit a picture or photograph.

Storeverb

keep or lay aside for future use;

store grain for the winterThe bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat

Shopinterjection

(dated) Used to attract the services of a shop assistant

Storeverb

find a place for and put away for storage;

where should we stow the vegetables?I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some

Shopnoun

a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services;

he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod

Shopnoun

small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done

Shopnoun

a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity);

I built a birdhouse in shop

Shopverb

do one's shopping;

She goes shopping every Friday

Shopverb

do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

Shopverb

shop around; not necessarily buying;

I don't need help, I'm just browsing

Shopverb

give away information about somebody;

He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam