What does shipping mean?

Definitions for shipping
ˈʃɪp ɪŋship·ping

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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. Paul Zukunft:

    We sit on 20 percent of the world's LNG, so the question is how do we get this commodity into the market place and how do we leverage it for our shipping industry.

  2. Paul Stoffels:

    Upon authorization of our investigational COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, we are ready to begin shipping.

  3. Atlantic Equities:

    We're past the worst in terms of the margin pressure from the one-day shipping initiative.

  4. Jack Koraleski:

    I don't think customers are going to make long-term shipping decisions based on short-term (oil) price moves.

  5. Pawan Joshi:

    With sustained strong demand for ocean shipping around the globe, we will continue to see constrained ocean shipping with higher-than-normal rates and more than usual cargo rollovers.

Images & Illustrations of shipping

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. rung
    • B. exponent
    • C. profaneness
    • D. congius

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