Nearby words

  1. shinola,
  2. shinplaster,
  3. shinto,
  4. shinty,
  5. shiny,
  6. ship biscuit,
  7. ship canal,
  8. ship chandler,
  9. ship decanter,
  10. ship money

Idioms

Origin of ship

1
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English scip; cognate with Dutch schip, German Schiff, Old Norse, Gothic skip; (v.) Middle English s(c)hip(p)en, derivative of the noun

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

Can be confusedbarge boat canoe cruise ship sailboat ship yacht

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British Dictionary definitions for mis-shipped

ship

/ (ʃɪp) /

noun

verb ships, shipping or shipped

See also ship out

Derived Formsshippable, adjective

Word Origin for ship

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

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Word Origin and History for mis-shipped
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Idioms and Phrases with mis-shipped

ship

In addition to the idioms beginning with ship

  • ship of state
  • ship out
  • ships that pass in the night

also see:

  • desert a sinking ship
  • enough to sink a ship
  • shape up (or ship out)
  • tight ship
  • when one's ship comes in
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