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Definitions of ship

  1.   To transport by ship; also, by rail or other mode of conveyance.
  2.   a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  3.   To receive on board ship; hire. as sailors.
  4.   Condition; office; profession; as, friendship, consulship.
  5.   place on board a ship; " ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
  6.   To go aboard ship; to serve on board ship. To go on ship- board, to embark. A ship of the line, a large ship of war.
  7.   A vessel having three masts, with tops and yards to each: generally, any large vessel.
  8.   Hence, to send away; to get rid of.
  9.   To put on board a ship.
  10.   To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.
  11.   To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man- of- war.
  12.   To put on board a ship: to engage for service on board a ship: to receive on board ship: to fix in its place.
  13.   Any large seagoing vessel; a square- rigged sailing vessel with three masts.
  14.   A large seagoing vessel with usually three masts and square sails; loosely, any sailing vessel larger than a boat.
  15.   To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.
  16.   To put on board a ship; to convey by water; to engage for service in a ship; to fix in its place, as, to ship the tiller.
  17.   hire for work on a ship
  18.   To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.
  19.   To engage for service on shipboard:- pr. p. shipping; pa. t. and pa. p. shipped.
  20.   travel by ship
  21.   To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.
  22.   transport commercially
  23.   Shipped.
  24.   By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.
  25.   To put on board ship; to convey by water; to engage to serve in a ship; to receive into a ship; to place, as oars, in their proper place.
  26.   To embark on a ship.
  27.   To place on board a vessel; transport by water; to send through any channel of transportation, as by rail; put in proper position, as oars; to hire for service on a ship, as sailors.
  28.   A large sea- going vessel. esp. one that has three masts square rigged.
  29.   Any large vessel for conveying goods and passengers over the sea, or up and down a river.
  30.   A large vessel adapted to navigation; a vessel with three masts, square- rigged, and tops to each.
  31.   Pay; reward.
  32.   Any large seagoing vessel.
  33.   A dish or utensil ( originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.
  34.   SHIPPER.
  35.   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.
  36.   To go on board ship; enlist as a seaman.
  37.   Large vessels propelled by power or sail used for transportation on rivers, seas, oceans, or other navigable waters. Boats are smaller vessels propelled by oars, paddles, sail, or power; they may or may not have a deck.
  38.   go on board
  39.   To engage for service on shipboard.
  40.   Shipping.
  41.   To take service on a vessel, as a sailor; to embark on a ship.

Antonyms for ship

disembark, set down, debark.

Quotes of ship

  1. When we started out in '64, um, I was playing Number One, which was a woman second in command of a star ship – Majel Barrett
  2. The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy; but on my application the masts were shortened, as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage. – William Bligh
  3. When he was twenty -three or twenty -four my father began to learn German and read philosophy in his spare hours, which did not look as though he were destined to remain long on board ship – Edward Carpenter
  4. This little ship you sent is more wonderful than the big one that takes me away from you. – Charles Frohman
  5. A sailing ship is no democracy; you don't caucus a crew as to where you'll go anymore than you inquire when they'd like to shorten sail. – Sterling Hayden
  6. Build a rocket ship and leave the earth! – Jon Heder
  7. We were wavering around like a ship without a sail. – Judy Holliday
  8. A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. – Grace Hopper
  9. It all depended on the cut. Some of them were really on the ship Some were really on the set. Like if they had the stars for a week, the stars coming off, that was usually on the set, except if we were on location for that particular show. – Gavin MacLeod
  10. I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. – John Masefield
  11. All we had aboard the ship that morning was one Annapolis graduate and three reserves. – Barney Ross
  12. As a cabin boy on a Norwegian sailing ship I earned five kronen a week in addition to my keep. – Fritz Sauckel
  13. Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life. – Seneca

Usage examples for ship

  1. It was a happy day for her when she got on the ship that would take her back to the Africa she loved. ” – White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor by A. J. Bueltmann
  2. He called after: But you can't get to the ship through those guards! ” – The Affair of the Brains by Anthony Gilmore
  3. “ " 'Lift me up, ' said the king, when the ship came close beside them, 'and put me into the ship – Milly and Olly by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. “ " There's a ship out there," he said. ” – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  5. “ A ship A ship – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  6. “ " That's the ship that Smith has sent to get us out," laughed Storms, " and we've got ahead of him, and got out ourselves." ” – The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island by Cyril Burleigh
  7. We did not think of this in the days when we watched the sea and waited for my ship – Marjorie by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  8. Well, the ship is ready!" ” – Victory by Lester del Rey
  9. Get the men into the ship – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  10. “ " I want a ship I can sail in the Summer, and a bigger sled," came from Laddie. ” – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  11. “ An' if you do miss the boat my wife'll take care of you over night and we'll ship you up to Little Havre on to- morrow's boat. ” – Four Little Blossoms at Brookside Farm by Mabel C. Hawley
  12. But you saw the ship too? ” – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  13. The ship was twenty years old, he would make his fortune. ” – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  14. “ I wanted to see your ship – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  15. “ That's what you said; and I put a lot of nutcakes in my pocket to eat 'fore we got to the ship – Little Grandfather by Sophie May
  16. At any rate, he must take the ship out. ” – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  17. “ " This is the best of all," he sighed, " but I'll get back to the ship tomorrow...." ” – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  18. We came to this country together on the same ship twenty- five years ago. ” – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  19. Master Richard's ship be in, they tell me. ” – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  20. “ I cannot run away and leave the ship short- handed. ” – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason

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