- Noun: ship ship
- A vessel that carries passengers or freight
- 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"
Derived forms: shipped, ships, shipping
Part of: fleet
Encyclopedia: -shipShip 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.
n. For the purposes of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 (which provides among other things for the registration of British ships), any vessel used in navigation and not propelled by oars. The officially required registration of ships is set out in the Merchant Shipping (Registration, etc.) Act 1993: a central register of British ships is kept. For the purposes of ownership, a British ship is notionally divided into 64 shares. Each share may be in different ownership, but no share may be in the ownership of an alien or a foreign company. Co-owners will commonly appoint a ship's husband or managing owner to manage the ship. The definition of "British ship" in the Merchant Shipping Act 1988,in relation to fishing rights, has been challenged under EU law (see FISHERY LIMITS; QUOTA).
Large vessels propelled by power or sail used for transportation on rivers,seas,oceans,or other navigable waters. Boats are smaller vessels propelled by oars,paddles,sail,or power; they may or may not have a deck.
[Oil and gas]
To-Ship Transfer|STS The transfer of crude oil or products from one ship to another while both are at sea.