Noun: ship ship
Verb: ship (shipped,shipping) ship
- A vessel that carries passengers or freight
Noun suffix: -ship
- Transport commercially
- transport, send
- Hire for work on a ship
- Go on board
- Travel by ship
- Place on board a ship
"ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
- Skill in something
- Office or profession
- State or condition
- -dom, -hood, -ness
Derived forms: shipped, ships, shipping
See also: shipment, shipper, shipping
Type of: board, displace, employ, engage, get on, hire, journey, lay, move, place, pose, position, put, set, travel, vessel, watercraft
Part of: fleet
Encyclopedia: -ship Ship Ship, Captain, and Crew Ship, captain, and crew Ship, Captains, Crew
■ noun [C]
DELIVERED EX SHIP, FREE ALONGSIDE SHIP, TRANS-SHIP
a large boat that carries people or goods by sea:
The ship is moored in Genoa.
a fleet of merchant ships
cargo ships carrying food and manufacturing equipment
Goods are placed on board ship by the seller at the port named in the contract.
❖ to load (sth onto)/unload (sth from) a ship
◆ a ship loads/unloads (sth)
◆ a cargo/container/factory/merchant ship
to leave an organization suddenly or unexpectedly because you think it is going to fail:
Investors abandoned ship after the scandal.
■ verb (-pp-)
1 (Transport ) [+ obj]
to send or transport sth by ship:
We ship goods all over the world.
2 (Commerce ; Transport ) [+ obj or no obj]
to send goods by air, road or rail:
This product usually ships within 24 hours.
Purchases can be shipped or collected from the store.
The machine wasn't working so we had to ship it back for repair.
3 (Commerce ) [+ obj or no obj]
to be available to be bought; to make sth available to be bought:
The software will be shipping next month.
We continue to ship more computer systems than our rivals.