Definitions for SHIPʃɪp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ship(verb)

    a vessel that carries passengers or freight

  2. transport, send, ship(verb)

    transport commercially

  3. ship(verb)

    hire for work on a ship

  4. embark, ship(verb)

    go on board

  5. ship(verb)

    travel by ship

  6. ship(verb)

    place on board a ship

    "ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ship(noun)

    pay; reward

  2. Ship(noun)

    any large seagoing vessel

  3. Ship(noun)

    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

  4. Ship(noun)

    a dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense

  5. Ship(verb)

    to put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water

  6. Ship(verb)

    by extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad

  7. Ship(verb)

    hence, to send away; to get rid of

  8. Ship(verb)

    to engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen

  9. Ship(verb)

    to receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea

  10. Ship(verb)

    to put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder

  11. Ship(verb)

    to engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war

  12. Ship(verb)

    to embark on a ship

  13. Origin: [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. Equip, Skiff, Skipper.]


  1. Ship

    Since the end of the age of sail a ship has been any large buoyant watercraft. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on size and cargo or passenger capacity. Ships are used on lakes, seas, and rivers for a variety of activities, such as the transport of people or goods, fishing, entertainment, public safety, and warfare. Historically, a "ship" was a vessel with sails rigged in a specific manner. Ships and boats have developed alongside humanity. In armed conflict and in daily life they have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for combat and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4 billion tons of cargo in 2007. Total number of ships as of 2011 is about 104,304. Ships were a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world's population growth. Maritime transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHIP' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2451

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHIP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2226

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHIP' in Nouns Frequency: #667

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHIP' in Verbs Frequency: #829

Anagrams for SHIP »

  1. Hips

  2. Phis

  3. Pish

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Jobs:

    Real artists ship.

  2. Brendon Baillod:

    They lost the ship from sight.

  3. Jeff Almer:

    I just hope they ship you all to jail.

  4. Marshall Allen:

    The surgeon is the captain of the ship.

  5. Kevin Dykstra:

    It's a mystery ship that got in our way.

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