1. A shopkeeper; a retailer. Dryden.
2. One who serves in a shop; a salesman.
3. One who works in a shop or a factory.
(Shop"per) n. One who shops.
(Shop"pish) a. Having the appearance or qualities of a shopkeeper, or shopman.
1. Abounding with shops. [Colloq.]
2. Of or pertaining to shops, or one's own shop or business; as, shoppy talk. [Colloq.] Mrs. Gaskell.
(Shop"shift`) n. The trick of a shopkeeper; deception. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Shop"walk`er) n. One who walks about in a shop as an overseer and director. Cf. Floorwalker.
(Shop"wom`an) n.; pl. Shopwomen A woman employed in a shop.
(Shop"worn`) a. Somewhat worn or damaged by having been kept for a time in a shop.
(Shor"age) n. Duty paid for goods brought on shore. Grabb.
(Shore) imp. of Shear. Chaucer.
(Shore), n. A sewer. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Shore), n. [OE. schore; akin to LG. schore, D. schoor, OD. schoore, Icel. skora, and perhaps
to E. shear, as being a piece cut off.] A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the
side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking
or sagging. [Written also shoar.]
(Shore), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shoring.] [OE. schoren. See Shore a
prop.] To support by a shore or shores; to prop; usually with up; as, to shore up a building.
(Shore), n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which
is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See Shear, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a
large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.
Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello,
Is come shore.
The fruitful shore of muddy Nile.Spenser. In shore, near the shore. Marryat. On shore. See under On. Shore birds (Zoöl.), a collective
name for the various limicoline birds found on the seashore. Shore crab (Zoöl.), any crab found on
the beaches, or between tides, especially any one of various species of grapsoid crabs, as Heterograpsus
nudus of California. Shore lark (Zoöl.), a small American lark (Otocoris alpestris) found in winter,
both on the seacoast and on the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark brown and light
brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black streak below
each eye, and two small black erectile ear tufts. Called also horned lark. Shore plover (Zoöl.), a
large-billed Australian plover It lives on the seashore, and feeds on crustaceans, etc. Shore teetan
(Zoöl.), the rock pipit (Anthus obscurus). [Prov. Eng.]
(Shore) v. t. To set on shore. [Obs.] Shak.