Ship meaning

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To ship is defined as to transport or send something.

An example of to ship is to send a package to a friend for her birthday.

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The crew of one of these vessels.
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To send or transport by any carrier.

To ship cattle by rail.

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To take in (water) over the gunwale or side, as in a heavy sea.
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To put or fix (an object) in its proper place on a ship or boat.

Ship the oars.

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(informal) To send (away, out, etc.); get rid of.
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To go aboard ship; embark.
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To engage to serve on a ship.
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The quality, condition, or state of being.

Hardship, friendship.

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Ability or skill as.

Statesmanship.

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All individuals (of the specified class) collectively.

Readership.

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A water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat.
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(chiefly in combination) A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship.
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(archaic, nautical, formal) A sailing vessel with three or more square-rigged masts.
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A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.

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To send (a parcel or container) to a recipient (by any means of transport).

To ship freight by railroad.

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(intransitive) To engage to serve on board a vessel.

I shipped on a man-of-war.

To ship seamen.

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(intransitive) To embark on a ship.

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(nautical) To put in its place.

To ship the tiller or rudder.

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To take in (water) over the sides of a vessel.

We were shipping so much water I was sure we would capsize.

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To pass (from one person to another)

Can you ship me the ketchup?

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(poker slang, intransitive) To go all in.
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(sports) To trade or send a player to another team.

"Twins ship Delmon Young to Tigers."

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(fandom slang) A fictional romantic relationship between two persons, either real or themselves fictional.
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(fandom slang) To write fiction that includes fictional romantic relationships between two persons, either real or themselves fictional.

I ship Kirk and Spock in my Star Trek fan fiction.

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Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being.

Fellow → fellowship.

Owner → ownership.

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The definition of a ship is a large boat or a vessel.

An example of a ship is the Santa Maria.

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An aircraft or spacecraft.
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One's fortune.

When my ship comes in, I'll move to a larger house.

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To place or receive on board a ship.

Shipped the cargo in the hold.

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To cause to be transported; send.
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To place (a ship's mast or rudder, for example) in its working position.
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To hire (a person) for work on a ship.
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To take in (water) over the side of a ship.
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To go aboard a ship; embark.
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To be sent as a delivery.

The books that we ordered shipped from warehouse yesterday.

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To travel by ship.
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To hire oneself out or enlist for service on a ship.
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An aircraft or spacecraft.
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The crew of one of these vessels.
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One's fortune.

When my ship comes in, I'll move to a larger house.

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To place or receive on board a ship.

Shipped the cargo in the hold.

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To cause to be transported; send.
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To place (a ship's mast or rudder, for example) in its working position.
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To hire (a person) for work on a ship.
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To take in (water) over the side of a ship.
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To go aboard a ship; embark.
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To be sent as a delivery.

The books that we ordered shipped from warehouse yesterday.

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To travel by ship.
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To hire oneself out or enlist for service on a ship.
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Rank, status, or office.

Professorship.

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Art, skill, or craft.

Penmanship.

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A collective body.

Readership.

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Any large seagoing vessel.
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A sailing vessel with a bowsprit and at least three square-rigged masts, each composed of three sections, a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast.
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A ship's officers and crew.
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An aircraft.
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tight ship
  • A well-managed and efficient business, household, or organization:
    We run a tight ship.
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tight ship
  • A well-managed and efficient business, household, or organization:
    We run a tight ship.
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ship over
  • to reenlist in the U.S. Navy
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ship out
  • to go to sea
  • to leave, esp. because of not doing as well as expected
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the Ship
  • the constellation Argo
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when (or if, etc.) one's ship comes in (or home)
  • when (or if, etc.) one becomes rich
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

ship over
the Ship
when (<i>or</i> if, <i>etc.</i>) one's ship comes in (<i>or</i> home)

Origin of ship

  • ME < OE -scipe (akin to Ger -schaft, Du -scap) < base of scieppan, to create: see shape

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English -scipe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English scip

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English scip

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Cognate with West Frisian skip, Dutch schip, German Schiff, Yiddish שיף (shif), Danish skib, Swedish skepp. Related also to Lithuanian skiẽbti (“to rip up"), Latvian Å¡kibît (“to cut, lop").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English -shippe, from Old English -sciepe, -scipe (“shape, form, state"), from Proto-Germanic *-skapiz. Compare Scots -schip, West Frisian -skip, Dutch -schap, German -schaft, Danish -skab.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English ship, schip, from Old English scip, from Proto-Germanic *skipÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *skÄ“i-b-, *ski-b-.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary