- shipping agent,
- shipping articles,
- shipping clerk,
- shipping fever,
- shipping lane
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!
Origin of ship1
verb (used with or without object), shipped, ship·ping.
Origin of ship2
Examples from the Web for shipping
Manufacturing merchandise, publicity (a radio ad in SF, Facebook ads, venue specific advertising), supplies, shipping.
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|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although new to the shipping industry, Kaiser proved a success in turning out the ships America needed.
By Abby Haglage The shipping company heads to court Tuesday to face $1.6 billion in charges of conspiring to traffic illegal meds.
The shipping company heads to court Tuesday to face $1.6 billion in charges of conspiring to traffic illegal meds.
The ship cast off and threaded its way through the shipping of the harbour out into the open sea.The Book of Missionary Heroes|Basil Mathews
Then he dictated a short letter to me as to shipping wine from Spain, and when it was sanded, read it carefully.The Virgin of the Sun|H. R. Haggard
It is also found to be an advantage in shipping, to have a considerable quantity of a kind to send off at one time.American Pomology|J. A. Warder
There was no sign of any docks or shipping, and he began to doubt whether he had reached Stettin after all.Commander Lawless V.C.|Rolf Bennett
The river was full of shipping, the forests of masts making strange contrasts with the native forests on the river banks.Three Years in the Sixth Corps|George T. Stevens
- 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