Definitions for SHIPʃɪp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
shipʃɪp(n.; v.)shipped, ship•ping.
(n.)a vessel, esp. a large oceangoing one propelled by sails or engines.
Category: Nautical, Navy
a sailing vessel square-rigged on all of three or more masts, having jibs, staysails, and a spanker on the aftermost mast.
Category: Nautical, Navy
the crew and passengers of a vessel.
an airship, airplane, or spacecraft.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.t.)to send or transport by ship, rail, truck, plane, etc.
to take in (water) over the side, as a vessel does when waves break over it.
to bring into a ship or boat:
Ship the anchor.
to engage (a person) for service on a ship.
to fix in a ship or boat in the proper place for use:
Ship the oars.
to send away:
We shipped the kids off to camp.
(v.i.)to go on board or travel by ship; embark.
to engage to serve on a ship.
ship out, to leave, esp. for another country or assignment. to send away, esp. to another country or assignment. to quit, resign, or be fired from a job:
Shape up or ship out!
Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)
ship over, to reenlist, esp. in the navy.
Idioms for ship:
run a tight ship,to exercise strict control over a company, organization, or the like.
when or if one's ship comes in or home,when or if one finally becomes wealthy.
Origin of ship:
bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE scip, c. OFris, OS, ON, Go skip, OHG scif
a noun-forming suffix denoting state or condition, usu. added to personal nouns:
friendship; kinship; statesmanship.
Origin of -ship:
ME, OE -scipe; akin to shape ; c. dial. Fris, dial. D schip
a vessel that carries passengers or freight
transport, send, ship(verb)
hire for work on a ship
go on board
travel by ship
place on board a ship
"ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a very large boat made to travel on the ocean
a ship carrying cargo from South America; passengers aboard a Swedish cruise ship
to send goods somewhere
Your order will be shipped within two days.
any large seagoing vessel
specifically, a vessel furnished with a bowsprit and three masts (a mainmast, a foremast, and a mizzenmast), each of which is composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast, and square-rigged on all masts. See Illustation in Appendix
a dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense
to put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water
by extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad
hence, to send away; to get rid of
to engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen
to receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea
to put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder
to engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war
to embark on a ship
Translations for SHIP
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large boat
The ship sank and all the passengers and crew were drowned.
- navioPortuguese (BR)
- das SchiffGerman
- barco, buque, navío, embarcaciónSpanish
- जहाज, पोतHindi
- brod, lađaCroatian
- بيړۍ، كښتۍ: دبيړۍ عملهPashto
- корабль, судноRussian
- skepp, fartygSwedish
- gemi, vapurTurkish
- 船Chinese (Trad.)
- корабель, судноUkrainian
- بڑی کشتی، جہازUrdu
- tàu thủyVietnamese
- 船Chinese (Simp.)
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