imp. of shape. Shaped.n. A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs, etc., are sold by retail.n. A building in which mechanics or artisans workn. A person's occupation, business, profession, or the like, as a subject of attention, interest, conversation, etc.; -- sometimes in deprecation or disapproval. Also used attributively, as in shop talk.n. A place where any industry is carried on; n. Any place of resort, as one's house, a restaurant, etc.n. the group of workers and the activities controlled by an administrator.verb-intransitive. To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.