What does Shipping mean?

Definitions for Shipping
ˈʃɪp ɪŋship·ping

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Shipping.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. transportation, shipping, transportnoun

    the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

  2. shipping, cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vesselsnoun

    conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry


  1. shippingnoun

    The transportation of goods.

  2. shippingnoun

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

  3. shippingnoun

    Passage or transport on a ship.

  4. shippingnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shippingnoun

    Etymology: from ship.

    Before Cæsar’s invasion of this land, the Britons had not any shipping at all, other than their boats of twigs covered with hides. Walter Raleigh.

    The numbers and courage of our men, with the strength of our shipping, have for many ages past made us a match for the greatest of our neighbours at land, and an overmatch for the strongest at sea. William Temple.

    Fishes first to shipping did impart;
    Their tail the rudder, and their head the prow. Dryden.

    They took shipping and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. Jo. vi. 24.


  1. shipping

    Shipping refers to the process of transporting goods, commodities, or parcels from one location to another. This can be done through various modes, such as via land (trucks, trains), air (planes), or sea (ships). The term not only covers the physical movement of products but also includes the related tasks such as packing, handling, storage, and customs procedures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shipping

    of Ship

  2. Shippingadjective

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

  3. Shippingadjective

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

  4. Shippingnoun

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

  5. Shippingnoun

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

  6. Shippingnoun


Editors Contribution

  1. shipping

    The social enterprise of moving commodities, goods, products and materials.

    The shipping costs are affordable.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

  2. shippingverb

    Verb form of the word ship.

    Shipping is affordable and used by so many companies globally.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shipping in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shipping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Shipping in a Sentence

  1. International Group:

    COSCO Shipping Holdings believes this acquisition will enable both COSCO Shipping Lines and OOIL to realize synergies, enhance profitability and achieve sustainable growth in the long term.

  2. Alan Dranow:

    We’re preparing Walmart Museum [ the door ] for shipping because you ca n’t just ship Walmart Museum on one of our trucks, we’ve got thousands of trucks but this is not something you just put on a truck that’s shipping packaged product. It has to be shipped from an art shipper.

  3. Dustin Jalbert:

    The logging operation, the shipping of the logs to the mill, the shipping of the finished product, getting workers back on the job, it’s not like flipping a switch to bring those back online.

  4. President Donald Trump:

    Governors are supposed to be doing a lot of this work, and they are doing a lot of this work. The federal government's not supposed to be out there buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know, we're not a shipping clerk, we'll help out, and we'll help out wherever we can.

  5. Wu Shicun:

    The reefs are located near an important commercial shipping route, so there will be continued development to maintain the security of those shipping lanes.

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