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Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.Edna St. Vincent Millay
to ship (third-person singular simple present ship, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
See also -ship
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- A large, water-borne vessel, in contrast to a boat.
- (especially Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship.
- 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.)
Terms derived from the noun ship
large water vessel
Third person singular
- (transitive) To send a parcel or container to a recipient (by any means of transport).
- (transitive) To send by water-borne transport.
- (transitive) To take in (water) over the sides of a vessel.
- We were shipping so much water I was sure we would capsize.
send a parcel or container
send by water-borne transport
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