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Ship

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Shipn. [AS. scipe.].
     Pay; reward.  [1913 Webster]
    "In withholding or abridging of the ship or the hire or the wages of servants."  [1913 Webster]
Shipn. [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.].
  •  Any large seagoing vessel.  [1913 Webster]
    "Like a stately ship . . .
    With all her bravery on, and tackle trim,
    Sails filled, and streamers waving.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!"  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.  Tyndale.  [1913 Webster]
Armed ship, a private ship taken into the service of the government in time of war, and armed and equipped like a ship of war. [Eng.] Brande & C. -- General ship. See under General. -- Ship biscuit, hard biscuit prepared for use on shipboard; -- called also ship bread. See Hardtack. -- Ship boy, a boy who serves in a ship. “Seal up the ship boy's eyes.” Shak. -- Ship breaker, one who breaks up vessels when unfit for further use. -- Ship broker, a mercantile agent employed in buying and selling ships, procuring cargoes, etc., and generally in transacting the business of a ship or ships when in port. -- Ship canal, a canal suitable for the passage of seagoing vessels. -- Ship carpenter, a carpenter who works at shipbuilding; a shipwright. -- Ship chandler, one who deals in cordage, canvas, and other, furniture of vessels. -- Ship chandlery, the commodities in which a ship chandler deals; also, the business of a ship chandler. -- Ship fever (Med.), a form of typhus fever; -- called also putrid fever, jail fever, or hospital fever. -- Ship joiner, a joiner who works upon ships. -- Ship letter, a letter conveyed by a ship not a mail packet. -- Ship money (Eng. Hist.), an imposition formerly charged on the ports, towns, cities, boroughs, and counties, of England, for providing and furnishing certain ships for the king's service. The attempt made by Charles I. to revive and enforce this tax was resisted by John Hampden, and was one of the causes which led to the death of Charles. It was finally abolished. -- Ship of the line. See under Line. -- Ship pendulum, a pendulum hung amidships to show the extent of the rolling and pitching of a vessel. -- Ship railway. (a) An inclined railway with a cradelike car, by means of which a ship may be drawn out of water, as for repairs. (b) A railway arranged for the transportation of vessels overland between two water courses or harbors. -- Ship's company, the crew of a ship or other vessel. -- Ship's days, the days allowed a vessel for loading or unloading. -- Ship's husband. See under Husband. -- Ship's papers (Mar. Law), papers with which a vessel is required by law to be provided, and the production of which may be required on certain occasions. Among these papers are the register, passport or sea letter, charter party, bills of lading, invoice, log book, muster roll, bill of health, etc. Bouvier. Kent. -- To make ship, to embark in a ship or other vessel.
Shipv. t. 
  •  To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.  [1913 Webster]
    "The timber was . . . shipped in the bay of Attalia, from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium."  [1913 Webster]
  •  By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, to send away; to get rid of.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.  [1913 Webster]
Shipv. i. 
  •  To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To embark on a ship.  Wyclif (Acts xxviii. 11)  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Ship, n. & v.
--n.
1 a any large seagoing vessel (cf. BOAT). b a sailing-vessel with a bowsprit and three, four, or five square-rigged masts.
2 US an aircraft.
3 a spaceship.
4 colloq. a boat, esp. a racing-boat.
--v. (shipped, shipping)
1 tr. put, take, or send away (goods, passengers, sailors, etc.) on board ship.
2 tr. a take in (water) over the side of a ship, boat, etc. b take (oars) from the rowlocks and lay them inside a boat. c fix (a rudder etc.) in its place on a ship etc. d step (a mast).
3 intr. a take ship; embark. b (of a sailor) take service on a ship (shipped for Africa).
4 tr. deliver (goods) to a forwarding agent for conveyance.

Idiom
ship-breaker a contractor who breaks up old ships. ship-broker an agent in shipping goods and insuring ships. ship burial Archaeol. burial in a wooden ship under a mound. ship-canal a canal large enough for ships to pass inland. ship (or ship's) chandler see CHANDLER. ship-fever typhus. ship-money hist. a tax raised to provide ships for the navy in the 17th c. ship of the desert the camel. ship off
1 send or transport by ship.
2 colloq. send (a person) away. ship of the line hist. a large battleship fighting in the front line of battle. ship-rigged square-rigged. ship's articles the terms on which seamen take service on a ship. ship's biscuit hist. a hard coarse kind of biscuit kept and eaten on board ship. ship's boat a small boat carried on board a ship. ship's company a ship's crew. ship's corporal see CORPORAL(1) 2. ship a sea be flooded by a wave. ship's husband an agent appointed by the owners to see to the provisioning of a ship in port. ship's papers documents establishing the ownership, nationality, nature of the cargo, etc., of a ship. take ship embark. when a person's ship comes home (or in) when a person's fortune is made.
Derivative
shipless adj. shippable adj.
Etymology
OE scip, scipian f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Ship

Graf Zeppelin, address, aeroplane, aerostat, air-express, aircraft, airfreight, airmail, airplane, airship, argosy, ark, avion, back, bag, balance rudder, ballonet, balloon, barge, barrel, bathyscaphe, batten, beak, beakhead, beam, bilge keelson, bitt, blimp, board, boat, bollard, bollard timber, bottle, bow, box, bracket plate, bridge, bulkhead, bulwarks, burden, bus, cam cleat, can, capstan, caravel, cargo ship, carling, carry, cart, casemate, cathead, ceiling, centerboard, cleat, coach, coast guard cutter, coaster, collier, companion, companionway, conning tower, consign, counter, crate, cutter, cutwater, daggerboard, davit, deadwood, deliver, depart, derelict, direct, dirigible, dirigible balloon, dislocate, dispatch, disturb, dray, dredge, drop a letter, embark, entrance, expedite, export, express, fantail, ferry, figurehead, fill, fishing boat, float, flying machine, forefoot, foresheets, foretop, forward, frame, freeboard, freight, freighter, futtock, gangplank, gangway, garboard strake, gasbag, get out, gudgeon, gunnel, gunwale, hatch, hatchway, haul, hawse, hawse timber, hawsehole, hawsepiece, hawsepipe, head, heap, heap up, heavier-than-air craft, heel, hydrofoil, icebreaker, island, keel, keel and keelson, keelson, kevel, kite, knee, lade, larboard, lash, leave, lee, lee side, leeward, lighter, lighter-than-air craft, lightship, liner, load, mail, maintop, mass, merchant ship, merchantman, mizzentop, move, nose, ocean liner, oiler, pack, pack away, packet, packet boat, paddle steamer, paddle wheel, picket ship, pile, pintle, plane, planking, pocket, poop, port, porthole, portside, post, propeller, prow, pulpit, quit, raft, rail, refrigeration ship, remit, remove, revenue cutter, rib, rigid airship, rotor, rotor ship, route, rubrail, rudder, rudderpost, rudderstock, run, sack, scram, screw steamer, scupper, scuttle, scuttlebutt, self-propelled barge, semirigid airship, send, send away, send forth, send off, set sail, shaft tunnel, sheave hole, sheer strake, sheets, shelf, shelfpiece, shift, ship out, side-wheeler, skeg, slaver, sled, sledge, snorkel, spar-decker, stack, stanchion, starboard, steam schooner, steam yacht, steamer, stem, stern, stern-wheeler, store, storeship, stow, strake, superstructure, tail end, take off, tanker, tender, tiller, tramp steamer, transfer, transmit, transom, transport, trawler, truck, turbine, van, vessel, wagon, waterline, waterway, weather, weather ship, weather side, weatherboard, whaler, wheel, wheelbarrow, winch, windlass, windward, zeppelin

ROGET THESAURUS

Ship

Navigation

N navigation, aquatics, boating, yachting, ship, oar, paddle, screw, sail, canvas, aileron, natation, swimming, fin, flipper, fish's tail, aerostation, aerostatics, aeronautics, balloonery, balloon, ballooning, aviation, airmanship, flying, flight, volitation, wing, pinion, rocketry, space travel, astronautics, orbital mechanics, orbiting, voyage, sail, cruise, passage, circumnavigation, periplus, headway, sternway, leeway, fairway, mariner, flight, trip, shuttle, run, airlift, sailing, volant, aerostatic, seafaring, nautical, maritime, naval, seagoing, coasting, afloat, navigable, aerial, aeronautic, grallatory, under way, under sail, under canvas, under steam, on the wing, in flight, in orbit, bon voyage, spread the thin oar and catch the driving gale.

Transference

VB transfer, transmit, transport, transplace, transplant, translocate, convey, carry, bear, fetch and carry, carry over, ferry over, hand pass, forward, shift, conduct, convoy, bring, fetch, reach, tote, port, import, export, send, delegate, consign, relegate, turn over to, deliver, ship, embark, waft, shunt, transpose, displace, throw, drag, mail, post, shovel, ladle, decant, draft off, transfuse, infuse, siphon.

Carrier

N carrier, porter, bearer, tranter, conveyer, cargador, express, expressman, stevedore, coolie, conductor, locomotive, motor, beast, beast of burden, cattle, horse, nag, palfrey, Arab, blood horse, thoroughbred, galloway, charger, courser, racer, hunter, jument, pony, filly, colt, foal, barb, roan, jade, hack, bidet, pad, cob, tit, punch, roadster, goer, racehorse, pack horse, draft horse, cart horse, dray horse, post horse, ketch, Shetland pony, shelty, sheltie, garran, garron, jennet, genet, bayard, mare, stallion, gelding, bronco, broncho, cayuse, creature, critter, cow pony, mustang, Narraganset, waler, stud, Pegasus, Bucephalus, Rocinante, ass, donkey, jackass, mule, hinny, sumpter horse, sumpter mule, burro, cuddy, ladino, reindeer, camel, dromedary, llama, elephant, carrier pigeon, pallet, brace, cart, dolley, support, fork lift, carriage, ship, equine, asinine.

Ship

N ship, vessel, sail, craft, bottom, navy, marine, fleet, flotilla, shipping, man of war, transport, tender, storeship, merchant ship, merchantman, packet, liner, whaler, slaver, collier, coaster, lighter, fishing boat, pilot boat, trawler, hulk, yacht, baggala, floating hotel, floating palace, ocean greyhound, ship, bark, barque, brig, snow, hermaphrodite brig, brigantine, barkantine, schooner, topsail schooner, for and aft schooner, three masted schooner, chasse-maree, sloop, cutter, corvette, clipper, foist, yawl, dandy, ketch, smack, lugger, barge, hoy, cat, buss, sailer, sailing vessel, windjammer, steamer, steamboat, steamship, liner, ocean liner, cruiseship, ship of the line, mail steamer, paddle steamer, screw steamer, tug, line of steamers, destroyer, cruiser, frigate, landing ship, LST, aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, nuclear powered carrier, submarine, submersible, atomic submarine, boat, pinnace, launch, life boat, long boat, jolly boat, bum boat, fly boat, cock boat, ferry boat, canal boat, swamp boat, ark, bully, battery, bateau, broadhorn, dory, droger, drogher, dugout, durham boat, flatboat, galiot, shallop, gig, funny, skiff, dingy, scow, cockleshell, wherry, coble, punt, cog, kedge, lerret, eight oar, four oar, pair oar, randan, outrigger, float, raft, pontoon, prame, iceboat, ice canoe, ice yacht, catamaran, hydroplane, hovercraft, coracle, gondola, carvel, caravel, felucca, caique, canoe, birch bark canoe, dugout canoe, galley, galleyfoist, bilander, dogger, hooker, howker, argosy, carack, galliass, galleon, polacca, polacre, tartane, junk, lorcha, praam, proa, prahu, saick, sampan, xebec, dhow, dahabeah, nuggah, kayak, keel boat, log canoe, pirogue, quadrireme, trireme, stern-wheeler, wanigan, wangan, wharf boat, balloon, airship, aeroplane, biplane, monoplane, triplane, hydroplane, aerodrome, air balloon, pilot balloon, fire balloon, dirigible, zeppelin, aerostat, Montgolfier, kite, parachute, jet plane, rocket plane, jet liner, turbojet, prop-jet, propeller plane, corporate plane, corporate jet, private plane, private aviation, airline, common carrier, fighter, bomber, fighter-bomber, escort plane, spy plane, supersonic aircraft, subsonic aircraft, afloat, aboard, on board, on ship board, hard a lee, hard a port, hard a starboard, hard a weather, ship, vessel, sail, craft, bottom, navy, marine, fleet, flotilla, shipping, man of war, transport, tender, storeship, merchant ship, merchantman, packet, liner, whaler, slaver, collier, coaster, lighter, fishing boat, pilot boat, trawler, hulk, yacht, baggala, floating hotel, floating palace, ocean greyhound, ship, bark, barque, brig, snow, hermaphrodite brig, brigantine, barkantine, schooner, topsail schooner, for and aft schooner, three masted schooner, chasse-maree, sloop, cutter, corvette, clipper, foist, yawl, dandy, ketch, smack, lugger, barge, hoy, cat, buss, sailer, sailing vessel, windjammer, steamer, steamboat, steamship, liner, ocean liner, cruiseship, ship of the line, mail steamer, paddle steamer, screw steamer, tug, line of steamers, destroyer, cruiser, frigate, landing ship, LST, aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, nuclear powered carrier, submarine, submersible, atomic submarine, boat, pinnace, launch, life boat, long boat, jolly boat, bum boat, fly boat, cock boat, ferry boat, canal boat, swamp boat, ark, bully, battery, bateau, broadhorn, dory, droger, drogher, dugout, durham boat, flatboat, galiot, shallop, gig, funny, skiff, dingy, scow, cockleshell, wherry, coble, punt, cog, kedge, lerret, eight oar, four oar, pair oar, randan, outrigger, float, raft, pontoon, prame, iceboat, ice canoe, ice yacht, catamaran, hydroplane, hovercraft, coracle, gondola, carvel, caravel, felucca, caique, canoe, birch bark canoe, dugout canoe, galley, galleyfoist, bilander, dogger, hooker, howker, argosy, carack, galliass, galleon, polacca, polacre, tartane, junk, lorcha, praam, proa, prahu, saick, sampan, xebec, dhow, dahabeah, nuggah, kayak, keel boat, log canoe, pirogue, quadrireme, trireme, stern-wheeler, wanigan, wangan, wharf boat, balloon, airship, aeroplane, biplane, monoplane, triplane, hydroplane, aerodrome, air balloon, pilot balloon, fire balloon, dirigible, zeppelin, aerostat, Montgolfier, kite, parachute, jet plane, rocket plane, jet liner, turbojet, prop-jet, propeller plane, corporate plane, corporate jet, private plane, private aviation, airline, common carrier, fighter, bomber, fighter-bomber, escort plane, spy plane, supersonic aircraft, subsonic aircraft, afloat, aboard, on board, on ship board, hard a lee, hard a port, hard a starboard, hard a weather.


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