Definitions for shipʃɪp
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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
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ship' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2451
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ship' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2226
Rank popularity for the word 'ship' in Nouns Frequency: #667
Rank popularity for the word 'ship' in Verbs Frequency: #829
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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