Origin of shipping1
Origin of shipping2
- 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!
- 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
verb (used with or without object), shipped, ship·ping.
Origin of ship2
Examples from the Web for shipping
Contemporary Examples of shipping
Manufacturing merchandise, publicity (a radio ad in SF, Facebook ads, venue specific advertising), supplies, shipping.How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
A plastic factory, a hardware supplier, and shipping–and-receiving giants like Fed-Ex and DHL are neighboring businesses.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
Although new to the shipping industry, Kaiser proved a success in turning out the ships America needed.Does Ebola Need An Organization Man?
October 26, 2014
By Abby Haglage The shipping company heads to court Tuesday to face $1.6 billion in charges of conspiring to traffic illegal meds.The Best of the Beast, Aug 3-4
August 2, 2014
The shipping company heads to court Tuesday to face $1.6 billion in charges of conspiring to traffic illegal meds.Is FedEx America’s No. 1 Drug Dealer?
July 29, 2014
Historical Examples of shipping
But the clearest trace I have of him is from the shipping agents.Life in London
"Coom down," he clenched the bargain; and set about shipping the sweeps.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
And so all government protection of our shipping was withdrawn.
If she'd only understood me—seen what it was I was trying to do—for American shipping—Yankee sails!
She was nowhere to be seen among the shipping in that narrow, rock-bound harbour.Captain Blood
- the business of transporting freight, esp by ship
- (as modifier)a shipping magnate; shipping line
- ships collectivelythere is a lot of shipping in the Channel
- the tonnage of a number of shipsshipping for this year exceeded that of last
verb ships, shipping or shipped
Word Origin for ship
c.1300, "a ship," from ship (n.). Meaning "act of sending (freight) by a ship, etc." is from late 15c. As "ships generally or collectively" from 1590s.
Old English scip "ship, boat," from Proto-Germanic *skipam (cf. Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Gothic skip, Danish skib, Swedish skepp, Middle Dutch scip, Dutch schip, Old High German skif, German Schiff), "Germanic noun of obscure origin" [Watkins]. Others suggest perhaps originally "tree cut out or hollowed out," and derive it from PIE root *skei- "to cut, split."
Now a vessel of considerable size, adapted to navigation; the Old English word was used for small craft as well, and definitions changed over time; in 19c., distinct from a boat in having a bowsprit and three masts, each with a lower, top, and topgallant mast. French esquif, Italian schifo are Germanic loan-words.
Phrase ships that pass in the night is from Longfellow's poem "Elizabeth" in "Tales of a Wayside Inn" (1863). Figurative use of nautical runs a tight ship (i.e., one that does not leak) is attested from 1965.
c.1300, "to send or transport (merchandise, people) by ship; to board a ship; to travel by ship, sail, set sail," also figurative, from ship (n.). Old English scipian is attested only in the senses "take ship, embark; be furnished with a ship." Transferred to other means of conveyance (railroad, etc.) from 1857, originally American English. Related: Shipped; shipping.
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