- 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 leave, especially for another country or assignment: He said goodby 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!
IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
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 shipped (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object), shipped, ship·ping.
Origin of ship2
Example sentences from the Web for shipped
When Lewis was shipped off to Vietnam, his son was just three months old, and the timing of the assignment worried Lewis.
It was then shipped to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and sold for 50 cents on the dollar.The Flying Sorcery of Dr. Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's Most Bizarre Magician|Rich Goldstein|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This powder can be shipped anywhere and then reconstituted—just add water, as if it were instant coffee.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World|Kent Sepkowitz|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At break time, the entire assembly line would run over to play the machines that were ready to be shipped out.
The remains were shipped to Fiji just as the war was about to sweep the region.
Meanwhile enough machinery and other equipment was being prepared and shipped from Canada to afford employment to 10,000 men.
However there was no help for it; you have to go with those with whom197 you are shipped.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680|Jasper Danckaerts
He shipped with the fishing boats in the summer and cruised with any vagrant craft for the winter.Heralds of Empire|Agnes C. Laut
The useless part of the population—the infirm and the aged—had for the most part been shipped off to Sicily.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott
Your father got a berth as third mate, for he was the best scholar, and I shipped as boatswain.Michael Penguyne|William H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for shipped
verb ships, shipping or shipped
Derived forms of shipshippable, adjective
Word Origin for ship
Idioms and Phrases with shipped
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