- a sailing vessel square-rigged on all of three or more masts, having jibs, staysails, and a spanker on the aftermost mast.
- Now Rare. a bark having more than three masts.Compare shipentine.
verb (used with object), shipped, ship·ping.
verb (used without object), shipped, ship·ping.
- to be sent or transported by ship, rail, truck, plane, etc.: Both packages shipped this morning.
- to permit of being transported by any of these means:Fresh raspberries do not ship well.
- to leave, especially for another country or assignment: He said goodbye to his family and shipped out for the West Indies.
- to send away, especially to another country or assignment.
- Informal. to quit, resign, or be fired from a job: Shape up or ship out!
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Idioms for ship
- to escape from a ship, especially one in foreign waters or a foreign port, as to avoid further service as a sailor or to request political asylum.
- to withdraw support or membership from a group, organization, cause, etc.; defect or desert: Some of the more liberal members have jumped ship.
Origin of ship1
OTHER WORDS FROM shipship·less, adjectiveship·less·ly, adverbmis·ship, verb, mis·shipped, mis·ship·ping.pre·ship, verb (used with object), pre·shipped, pre·ship·ping.
Words nearby ship
Definition for ship (2 of 3)
verb (used with or without object), shipped, ship·ping.
Origin of ship2
Definition for ship (3 of 3)
Origin of -ship
Example sentences from the Web for ship
Greece responded by sending its own ships to trail Turkey’s vessels.Butterfly Effect: The Next U.S.-Russia Conflict Theater Could be the Mediterranean|Charu Kasturi|September 17, 2020|Ozy
Early in Quantum Reality, Baggott likens science to a ship that travels back and forth over the “Sea of Representation” from the rocky shores of Empirical Reality to the sandy beaches of Metaphysical Reality.Your Guide to the Many Meanings of Quantum Mechanics - Facts So Romantic|Sabine Hossenfelder|September 3, 2020|Nautilus
In the Americas, there has been a series of recent attacks against oil platforms and ships in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche.
In the DTC world especially it seems like for whatever reason the media buyers are the ones running the ship and making a lot of decisions on strategy.
One module ferries the crew to the moon’s surface from a larger ship in orbit.
There was one bathroom on the ship, and there were no showers or beds.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Can you imagine flying to Venus in an Apollo-era ship based on the same technology, as some NASA people proposed?To Infinity and Beyond! NASA’s Orion Mission Blasts Off|Matthew R. Francis|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last body finally was recovered from the bowels of the ship in October.
He was the commander of the ship when it crashed and he admits his decision to take the ship off course.
Thirty-two people died when he ran his ship onto the rocks off Tuscany in 2012.
But the good-for-nothing Beggarmen who were on the ship cried out at this.
They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.'The Gospel of St. John|Frederick Denison Maurice
Surely we thought we were lost before, when he threw the great rock, and washed our ship back to the shore.
You must remember that he is the captain of the ship, and that everything depends upon him.Dikes and Ditches|Oliver Optic
Of course they had no boat, and the only way they could get back to the ship was to float on one piece of ice to another.Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North|Fullerton Waldo
British Dictionary definitions for ship (1 of 2)
verb ships, shipping or shipped
Derived forms of shipshippable, adjective
Word Origin for ship
British Dictionary definitions for ship (2 of 2)
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -ship
Idioms and Phrases with ship
In addition to the idioms beginning with ship
- ship of state
- ship out
- ships that pass in the night
- desert a sinking ship
- enough to sink a ship
- shape up (or ship out)
- tight ship
- when one's ship comes in