verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- shipton, mother,
Origin of shipwreck
Examples from the Web for shipwrecked
Philippines News, the girls get shipwrecked and dive straight into all sorts of hijinks.Empire of the Sun & More of the Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)|Jean Trinh|May 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In Twelfth Night, twins again, this time male and female, are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, each believing the other dead.
As the hours passed, Lehman worried about their increasingly late start—she'd been shipwrecked on these waters before.
He at first accepted several presents from the shipwrecked men, but afterwards withdrew from the place where the wreck took place.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II|A.E. Nordenskieold
No doubt, we have reason to thank God that they have not been "shipwrecked into life again."Cape Cod|Henry D. Thoreau
Their efforts had not been in vain, for they had found the shipwrecked survivors of the Britannia.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne
I have been shipwrecked, yet am not enemy with the sea or winds.Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici'|Alexander Whyte
Or let's go on playing that we're shipwrecked, and that Cricket has gone back with a raft to the ship, to bring some things back.Cricket at the Seashore|Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
Word Origin for shipwreck
mid-15c., from ship (n.) + wreck (n.). Earlier it meant "things cast up from a shipwreck" (c.1100). The earlier word for "shipwreck" in the modern sense was Middle English schipbreke, "'ship-break,'" from a North Sea Germanic word, cf. West Frisian skipbrek, Middle Dutch schipbroke, German Schiffbruch, Old English scipgebroc. Old English scipbryce meant "right to claim goods from a wrecked ship."
1580s, "cause to wreck;" c.1600, "to suffer shipwreck," from shipwreck (n.). Related: Shipwrecked.