- a large boat for transporting people or goods by sea；a sailing vessel with a bowsprit and three or more square-rigged masts.
- transport (goods or people) on a ship；send by some other means of transport or by mail
verb: ship, 3rd person present: ships, gerund or present participle: shipping, past tense: shipped, past participle: shipped
noun: ship, plural noun: ships
- 1. a large boat for transporting people or goods by sea the ship left England with a crew of 36 a cargo ship
- ▪ a sailing vessel with a bowsprit and three or more square-rigged masts.
- ▪ informal any boat, especially a racing boat.
- 2. a spaceship.
- 3. North American an aircraft.
- 1. transport (goods or people) on a ship the wounded soldiers were shipped home they agreed to ship the waste out of the country
- ▪ send by some other means of transport or by mail the freight would be shipped by rail spare parts were quickly shipped out
- ▪ (of a product) be made available for purchase the cellular phone is expected to ship at about $500 sometime this summer
- ▪ (of a naval force) go to sea from a home port Bob got sick a week before we shipped out
- ▪ dated embark on a ship people wishing to get from London to New York ship at Liverpool
- ▪ (of a sailor) take service on a ship Jack, you shipped with the Admiral once, didn't you?
- 2. (of a boat) take in (water) over the side.
- 3. take (oars) from the rowlocks and lay them inside a boat.
- ▪ fix (something such as a rudder or mast) in its place on a boat or ship.