Ship v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shipped p. pr. & vb. n. Shipping.]
1. To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.
The timber was . . . shipped in the bay of Attalia, from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium. --Knolles.
2. By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.
3. Hence, to send away; to get rid of. [Colloq.]
4. To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.
5. To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.
6. To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.
1. Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment; as, shiping concerns.
2. Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as, a shipping clerk.
1. The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the shipping of flour to Liverpool.
2. The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage.
3. Navigation. “God send 'em good shipping.”
Shipping articles, articles of agreement between the captain of a vessel and the seamen on board, in respect to the amount of wages, length of time for which they are shipping, etc. --Bouvier.
To take shipping, to embark; to take ship. [Obs.] --John vi. 24. --Shak.
n : a vessel that carries passengers or freight
v 1: transport commercially [syn: transport, send]
2: hire for work on a ship
3: go on board [syn: embark] [ant: disembark]
4: travel by ship
5: place on board a ship; "ship the cargo in the hold of the
[also: shipping, shipped]
n 1: the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and
materials [syn: transportation, transport]
2: conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or
industry [syn: cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant