Shipping meaning

shĭp'ĭng
The act or business of transporting goods.
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The body of ships belonging to one port, industry, or country, often referred to in aggregate tonnage.
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Passage or transport on a ship.
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The act or business of sending or transporting goods.
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Ships, esp. commercial ships, collectively, as those belonging to a certain nation or using a certain port.
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The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry.
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Passage or transport on a ship.
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The cost of sending an item or package via postal services.
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Navigation.
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Present participle of ship.
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Origin of shipping

  • From Middle English schipping, schyppynge, from Middle English schippen, schipen (“to take ship, navigate"), from Old English scipian (“to take ship; put in order, equip, man a ship"), equivalent to ship +"Ž -ing.
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  • From ship +"Ž -ing.
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