Try Our Apps


Is irregardless a word?


[ship-oh-ner] /ˈʃɪpˌoʊ nər/
a person who owns a ship or ships.
Origin of shipowner
1520-30; ship1 + owner Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for shipowner
Historical Examples
  • My ward is an export and import merchant as well as a shipowner; she fills her ships with wine.

    The Lady of Lynn Walter Besant
  • "So will I," added Ben, who had come behind the shipowner's son.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals Edward Stratemeyer
  • The withdrawal of protective legislation proved the turning-point in the fortunes of the British shipowner.

  • "We'll have to go down part of the slide for that other," said the shipowner's son.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals Edward Stratemeyer
  • Her eyes sparkled, and she exchanged little gay pleasantries and compliments with the shipowner.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • How the fellow came to be a shipowner at the same time was quite a tale.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • The expense of the apparatus was borne by my friend the late George Holt, shipowner, of Liverpool.

    The Ether of Space Oliver Lodge
  • Of course a shipowner may say what he jolly well pleases on his own deck.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • When Rivière at length reached Hampstead Heath, it was to find that the shipowner had just left the house.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • And as he spoke the shipowner turned the glasses over to the captain.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for shipowner


a person who owns or has shares in a ship or ships
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for shipowner

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for shipowner

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for shipowner