Definitions for: Ship

[v] travel by ship
[v] transport commercially
[v] go on board
[v] hire for work on a ship

Webster (1913) Definition: -ship [OE. -schipe, AS. -scipe; akin to OFries. -skipe,
OLG. -skepi, D. -schap, OHG. -scaf, G. -schaft. Cf. Shape,
n., and Landscape.]
A suffix denoting state, office, dignity, profession, or art;
as in lordship, friendship, chancellorship, stewardship,

Ship, n. [AS. scipe.]
Pay; reward. [Obs.]

In withholding or abridging of the ship or the hire or
the wages of servants. --Chaucer.

Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries.
skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib,
Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf.
Equip, Skiff, Skipper.]
1. Any large seagoing vessel.

Like a stately ship . . . With all her bravery on,
and tackle trim, Sails filled, and streamers waving.

Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! --Longfellow.

2. Specifically, a vessel furnished with a bowsprit and three
masts (a mainmast, a foremast, and a mizzenmast), each of
which is composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a
topgallant mast, and square-rigged on all masts. See
Illustation in Appendix.

Ship, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shipped; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.

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.

Ship, v. i.
1. To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a

2. To embark on a ship. --Wyclif (Acts xxviii. 11)

Synonyms: embark, send, transport

Antonyms: debark, disembark, set down

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