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Definitions of ship

  1. go on board
  2. transport commercially
  3. hire for work on a ship
  4. travel by ship
  5. a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  6. place on board a ship; " ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
  7. Pay; reward.
  8. Any large seagoing vessel.
  9. 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.
  10. A dish or utensil ( originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.
  11. To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.
  12. By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.
  13. Hence, to send away; to get rid of.
  14. To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.
  15. To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.
  16. To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.
  17. To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man- of- war.
  18. To embark on a ship.
  19. 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.
  20. Any large seagoing vessel; a square- rigged sailing vessel with three masts.
  21. 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.
  22. To take service on a vessel, as a sailor; to embark on a ship.
  23. Shipped.
  24. Shipping.
  25. A vessel having three masts, with tops and yards to each: generally, any large vessel.
  26. To put on board a ship: to engage for service on board a ship: to receive on board ship: to fix in its place.
  27. To engage for service on shipboard:- pr. p. shipping; pa. t. and pa. p. shipped.
  28. SHIPPER.
  29. A large sea- going vessel. esp. one that has three masts square rigged.
  30. To engage for service on shipboard.
  31. To put on board a ship.
  32. To transport by ship; also, by rail or other mode of conveyance.
  33. To receive on board ship; hire. as sailors.
  34. To go on board ship; enlist as a seaman.
  35. A large seagoing vessel with usually three masts and square sails; loosely, any sailing vessel larger than a boat.
  36. Condition; office; profession; as, friendship, consulship.
  37. A large vessel adapted to navigation; a vessel with three masts, square- rigged, and tops to each.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Any large vessel for conveying goods and passengers over the sea, or up and down a river.
  41. 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.
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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. At any rate, he must take the ship out. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  2. " '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
  3. 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
  4. Get the men into the ship – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  5. I wanted to see your ship – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  6. The ship was twenty years old, he would make his fortune. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  7. I cannot run away and leave the ship short- handed. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  8. " 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
  9. Well, the ship is ready!" – Victory by Lester del Rey
  10. He called after: But you can't get to the ship through those guards! – The Affair of the Brains by Anthony Gilmore
  11. " 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
  12. A ship A ship – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  13. 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
  14. But you saw the ship too? – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. We did not think of this in the days when we watched the sea and waited for my ship – Marjorie by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  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. " There's a ship out there," he said. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  20. " This is the best of all," he sighed, " but I'll get back to the ship tomorrow...." – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston

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