What does shipping mean?

Definitions for shipping
ˈʃɪp ɪŋship·ping

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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.

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. Kenneth Tveter:

    You can try and pick winners in the shipping segment of the equity markets, but to get a pure play you need the derivatives market, the new fund will look at all the parts of refining that will be affected by the new regulations. In another sign of the impact of IMO 2020, China said on July 4 that it planned to launch a futures contract for low-sulphur fuel oil by the end of the year. Dutch asset manager Robeco is also focussing on fuel, but it's investing in oil refineries that are well-placed to produce large quantities of low-sulphur diesel.

  2. Michael Roe:

    One way to reduce costs is to choose a flag like Mongolia, it's got no coast, no ports, no real direct relevance to shipping, but it offers a flag that's cheap and low standards, therefore it is good for shipowners.

  3. Ric Spooner:

    There is no disruption to shipping. There is nothing in terms of short-term risk (to oil supply).

  4. Juha Kinnunen:

    For shipping customers fuel costs are a major operating expense, and a critical element in all engines deals.

  5. Oceans Beyond Piracy:

    This attack reinforces the need for vessels to follow shipping industry Best Management Practices within the BMP specified High Risk Area.

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