Definitions for shippingˈʃɪp ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ship•pingˈʃɪp ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act or business of a person or thing that ships goods.

  2. a number of ships, esp. merchant ships, taken as a whole; tonnage.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of shipping:

1300–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. transportation, shipping, transport(noun)

    the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

  2. shipping, cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels(noun)

    conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shipping(noun)ˈʃɪp ɪŋ

    the amount you pay for sending products somewhere

    It costs $29.99 plus shipping.

  2. shippingˈʃɪp ɪŋ

    the industry of sending goods by ship

    an Asian shipping operation

Wiktionary

  1. shipping(Noun)

    The transportation of goods.

  2. shipping(Noun)

    The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry.

  3. shipping(Noun)

    Passage or transport on a ship.

  4. shipping(Noun)

    The cost of sending an item or package via postal services.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shipping

    of Ship

  2. Shipping(adj)

    relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment; as, shiping concerns

  3. Shipping(adj)

    relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as, a shipping clerk

  4. Shipping(noun)

    the act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the shipping of flour to Liverpool

  5. Shipping(noun)

    the collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage

  6. Shipping(noun)

    navigation

Freebase

  1. Freight transport

    Freight transport is the physical process of transporting commodities and merchandise goods and cargo. The term shipping originally referred to transport by sea, but is extended in American English to refer to transport by land or air as well. "Logistics", a term borrowed from the military environment, is also fashionably used in the same sense.


Translations for shipping

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shipping(noun)

ships taken as a whole

The harbour was full of shipping.

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