Shop vs. Stall - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Shop (noun)

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

  • Shop (noun)

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

  • Shop (noun)

    A large garage where vehicle mechanics work.

  • Shop (noun)

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

  • Shop (noun)

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

  • Shop (noun)

    An establishment where a barber or beautician works.

    "a barber shop"

  • Shop (noun)

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

    "This is where I do my weekly shop."

  • Shop (noun)

    Discussion of business or professional affairs.

  • Shop (verb)

    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."

  • Shop (verb)

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

    "Shop our new arrivals."

  • Shop (verb)

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

    "He shopped his mates in to the police."

  • Shop (verb)

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

  • Shop (interjection)

    Used to attract the services of a shop assistant

  • Stall (noun)

    A compartment for a single animal in a stable or cattle shed.

  • Stall (noun)

    A stable; a place for cattle.

  • Stall (noun)

    A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.

  • Stall (noun)

    A small open-fronted shop, for example in a market.

  • Stall (noun)

    A very small room used for a shower or a toilet.

  • Stall (noun)

    A seat in a theatre close to and (about) level with the stage; traditionally, a seat with arms, or otherwise partly enclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.

  • Stall (noun)

    Loss of lift due to an airfoil's critical angle of attack being exceeded.

  • Stall (noun)

    An Heathen altar, typically an indoor one, as contrasted with a more substantial outdoor harrow.

  • Stall (noun)

    A seat in a church, especially one next to the chancel or choir, reserved for church officials and dignitaries.

  • Stall (noun)

    A church office that entitles the incumbent to the use of a church stall.

  • Stall (noun)

    A sheath to protect the finger.

  • Stall (noun)

    The space left by excavation between pillars.

  • Stall (noun)

    A parking stall; a space for a vehicle in a parking lot or parkade.

  • Stall (noun)

    An action that is intended to cause or actually causes delay.

    "His encounters with security, reception, the secretary, and the assistant were all stalls until the general manager's attorney arrived."

  • Stall (verb)

    To put (an animal, etc.) in a stall.

    "to stall an ox"

  • Stall (verb)

    To fatten.

    "to stall cattle"

  • Stall (verb)

    To come to a standstill.

  • Stall (verb)

    To cause to stop making progress, to hinder, to slow down, to delay or forestall.

  • Stall (verb)

    To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix.

    "to stall a cart"

  • Stall (verb)

    To stop suddenly.

  • Stall (verb)

    To cause the engine of a manual-transmission car to stop by going to slowly for the selected gear.

  • Stall (verb)

    To exceed the critical angle of attack, resulting in total loss of lift.

  • Stall (verb)

    To live in, or as if in, a stall; to dwell.

  • Stall (verb)

    To be stuck, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.

  • Stall (verb)

    To be tired of eating, as cattle.

  • Stall (verb)

    To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.

  • Stall (verb)

    To forestall; to anticipate.

  • Stall (verb)

    To keep close; to keep secret.

  • Stall (verb)

    To employ delaying tactics against.

    "He stalled the creditors as long as he could."

  • Stall (verb)

    To employ delaying tactics.

    "Soon it became clear that she was stalling to give him time to get away."

Webster Dictionary

  • Shop

    imp. of Shape. Shaped.

  • Shop (noun)

    A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs, etc., are sold by retail.

  • Shop (noun)

    A building in which mechanics or artisans work; as, a shoe shop; a car shop.

  • Shop (noun)

    A person's occupation, business, profession, or the like, as a subject of attention, interest, conversation, etc.; - sometimes in deprecation or disapproval; as, to talk shop at a party. Also used attributively, as in shop talk.

  • Shop (noun)

    A place where any industry is carried on; as, a chemist's shop;

  • Shop (noun)

    Any place of resort, as one's house, a restaurant, etc.

  • Shop (noun)

    the group of workers and the activities controlled by an administrator; as, to have five people in one's shop.

  • Shop (verb)

    To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.

  • Stall (noun)

    A stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox is kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal.

  • Stall (noun)

    A stable; a place for cattle.

  • Stall (noun)

    A small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall.

  • Stall (noun)

    A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.

  • Stall (noun)

    A seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. It is inclosed, either wholly or partially, at the back and sides. The stalls are frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving.

  • Stall (noun)

    In the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.

  • Stall (noun)

    The space left by excavation between pillars. See Post and stall, under Post.

  • Stall (noun)

    A covering or sheath, as of leather, horn, of iron, for a finger or thumb; a cot; as, a thumb stall; a finger stall.

  • Stall

    To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox.

  • Stall

    To fatten; as, to stall cattle.

  • Stall

    To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.

  • Stall

    To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart.

  • Stall

    To forestall; to anticipate.

  • Stall

    To keep close; to keep secret.

  • Stall (verb)

    To live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell.

  • Stall (verb)

    To kennel, as dogs.

  • Stall (verb)

    To be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.

  • Stall (verb)

    To be tired of eating, as cattle.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Shop (noun)

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

    "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"

  • Shop (noun)

    small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done

  • Shop (noun)

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

    "I built a birdhouse in shop"

  • Shop (verb)

    do one's shopping;

    "She goes shopping every Friday"

  • Shop (verb)

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

  • Shop (verb)

    shop around; not necessarily buying;

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

  • Shop (verb)

    give away information about somebody;

    "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

  • Stall (noun)

    a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed

  • Stall (noun)

    small area set off by walls for special use

  • Stall (noun)

    a booth where articles are displayed for sale

  • Stall (noun)

    a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge;

    "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"

  • Stall (noun)

    small individual study area in a library

  • Stall (noun)

    a tactic used to mislead or delay

  • Stall (verb)

    postpone doing what one should be doing;

    "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"

  • Stall (verb)

    come to a stop;

    "The car stalled in the driveway"

  • Stall (verb)

    deliberately delay an event or action;

    "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"

  • Stall (verb)

    put into, or keep in, a stall;

    "Stall the horse"

  • Stall (verb)

    experience a stall in flight, of airplanes

  • Stall (verb)

    cause an airplane to go into a stall

  • Stall (verb)

    cause an engine to stop;

    "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"

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