- 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.
- 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!
Idioms about 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.
Other definitions for ship (2 of 3)
Origin of ship2
Other definitions for ship (3 of 3)
Origin of -ship
How to use ship in a sentence
A man aims a garden hose at a massive wall of flames, then almost immediately drops it and says, “Nope, sorry, time to abandon ship,” as if apologizing to the inferno itself.'Rebuilding Paradise' Is a Portrait of Resilience|Erin Berger|November 19, 2020|Outside Online
Honor launched in 2013 and ships over 70 million units annually, according to Huawei’s Tuesday statement.U.S. sanctions force Huawei to sell its budget smartphone brand|Naomi Xu Elegant|November 17, 2020|Fortune
The first stage of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed on a drone ship about nine minutes after lift off.Why SpaceX’s Sunday launch represents a milestone|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 16, 2020|Fortune
They infected 11 others on the flight — none of whom had been on the cruise ship — with a strain of the virus that hadn’t yet been identified in Australia.How risky is air travel in the pandemic? Here’s what the science says.|Brian Resnick|November 12, 2020|Vox
In my column yesterday, I mistakenly wrote that Howard Richard Colbert died when his ship, the USS Leviathan, was torpedoed.The pandemic isn’t stopping D.C.’s annual history conference|John Kelly|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Champagnes are only required to be stored for 15 months before being shipped.Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong|Kayleigh Kulp|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Lewis was shipped off to Vietnam, his son was just three months old, and the timing of the assignment worried Lewis.A West Point MVP Who Never Played a Down|Nicolaus Mills|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Stalin, now one of the top men in the party, was sent there by Lenin to ensure that grain was getting shipped to Moscow.Kotkin Biography Reveals Stalin's Evil Pragmatism|William O’Connor|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Primo de Rivera, who believed the rebellion to be fast on the wane, shipped back to Spain 7,000 troops.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
In Cuba its culture commenced in 1580, and from this and the other islands large quantities were shipped to Europe.
I shipped for a voyage to Japan and China, and spent several more years trying to penetrate the forbidden fastnesses of Tibet.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
It sent gold to Paris as fast as it could be shipped and insured, and so seems to have liquidated its debt.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
His father has told him that nothing else in his island home is shipped in such quantities as Manila hemp.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for ship (1 of 2)
Derived forms of shipshippable, adjective
Word Origin for ship
British Dictionary definitions for ship (2 of 2)
Word Origin for -ship
Other 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