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Etymology

From Middle English, from Old English scip.

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Noun

Singular
ship

Plural
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A ship (sense 1).
  1. A large, water-borne vessel, in contrast to a boat.
  2. (especially Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship.

Usage notes

  • The singular form ship is often used without any article, producing such sentences as "In all, we spent three weeks aboard ship." and "Abandon ship!". (Similar patterns may be seen with many place nouns, such as camp, home, work, and school, but the details vary from noun to noun.)

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Verb

Infinitive
to ship

Third person singular
ship

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to ship (third-person singular simple present ship, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To send a parcel or container to a recipient (by any means of transport).
  2. (transitive) To send by water-borne transport.
  3. (transitive) To take in (water) over the sides of a vessel.
    We were shipping so much water I was sure we would capsize.

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