Idioms for ship

Origin of ship

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English noun scip, scipp; cognate with Dutch schip, German Schiff, Old Norse, Gothic skip; the verb is derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM ship

ship·less, adjectiveship·less·ly, adverbmis·ship, verb, mis·shipped, mis·ship·ping.pre·ship, verb (used with object), pre·shipped, pre·ship·ping.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ship

barge, boat, canoe, cruise ship, sailboat, ship , yacht.

Definition for ship (2 of 3)

ship2
[ ship ]
/ ʃɪp /
Slang.

noun

a romantic relationship between fictional characters, as in fan fiction, or between famous people, whether or not the romance actually exists in the book, show, etc., or in real life:the TV show's most popular ships.

verb (used with or without object), shipped, ship·ping.

to take an interest in or hope for a romantic relationship between (fictional characters or famous people), whether or not the romance actually exists:I'm shipping those guys—they would make a great couple!

Origin of ship

2
First recorded in 1995–2000; shortening of relationship

Definition for ship (3 of 3)

-ship

a native English suffix of nouns denoting condition, character, office, skill, etc.: clerkship; friendship; statesmanship.

Origin of -ship

Middle English, Old English -scipe; akin to shape; cognate with dialectal Frisian, dialectal Dutch schip
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British Dictionary definitions for ship (1 of 2)

ship
/ (ʃɪp) /

noun

verb ships, shipping or shipped

See also ship out

Derived forms of ship

shippable, adjective

Word Origin for ship

Old English scip; related to Old Norse skip, Old High German skif ship, scipfī cup

British Dictionary definitions for ship (2 of 2)

-ship

suffix forming nouns

indicating state or conditionfellowship
indicating rank, office, or positionlordship
indicating craft or skillhorsemanship; workmanship; scholarship

Word Origin for -ship

Old English -scipe; compare shape
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Idioms and Phrases with ship

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