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Meaning of SHIP

Pronunciation:  ship

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  
  2. [v]  travel by ship
  3. [v]  transport commercially
  4. [v]  go on board
  5. [v]  hire for work on a ship

SHIP is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: embark, send, transport
 Antonyms: debark, disembark, set down
 See Also: abandoned ship, after part, barge, bay, bilge pump, bilge well, blockade-runner, board, bulkhead, bulwark, bulwarks, caboose, cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, cargo ship, cargo vessel, cookhouse, crow's nest, davit, deck, derelict, despatch, dispatch, displace, drogue, emplane, employ, engage, enplane, fin, flagship, fleet, Flying Dutchman, fo'c'sle, forecastle, forward, frame, funnel, galley, gas-turbine ship, get on, gyrostabiliser, gyrostabilizer, helm, hire, hold, hospital ship, hulk, iceboat, icebreaker, journey, lightship, log, lubber's hole, mainsheet, Mayflower, minelayer, minesweeper, move, nuclear-powered ship, passenger ship, pirate, pirate ship, poop, porthole, quarter, railroad, ratlin, ratline, ridge rope, riding bitt, school ship, screw, screw propeller, sea anchor, send off, send on, sheet, ship's galley, shipwreck, shroud, sister ship, skeletal frame, skeleton, slave ship, small ship, spaceship, spar, steamer, steamship, stern, storage area, superstructure, supply ship, tack, tail, tender, training ship, travel, underframe, vessel, watercraft, weather sheet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \-ship\ [OE. -schipe, AS. -scipe; akin to OFries. -skipe,
    OLG. -skepi, D. -schap, OHG. -scaf, G. -schaft. Cf. {Shape},
    n., and {Landscape}.]
    A suffix denoting state, office, dignity, profession, or art;
    as in lordship, friendship, chancellorship, stewardship,
  2. \Ship\, n. [AS. scipe.]
    Pay; reward. [Obs.]
          In withholding or abridging of the ship or the hire or
          the wages of servants.                   --Chaucer.
  3. \Ship\, n. [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}.]
    1. Any large seagoing vessel.
             Like a stately ship . . . With all her bravery on,
             and tackle trim, Sails filled, and streamers waving.
             Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!  --Longfellow.
    2. 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.
  4. \Ship\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for
       transportation; to send by water.
             The timber was . . . shipped in the bay of Attalia,
             from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium.
    2. By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any
       conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship
       freight by railroad.
    3. Hence, to send away; to get rid of. [Colloq.]
    4. To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to
       ship seamen.
    5. To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.
    6. To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.
  5. \Ship\, v. i.
    1. To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a
    2. To embark on a ship. --Wyclif (Acts xxviii. 11)
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a ship in your dream indicates that you are exploring aspects of your emotions and unconscious mind. The state and condition of the ship is indicative of your emotional state. If it is a cruise ship, then it suggests pleasant moods. If it is a warship, then you are experiencing feelings of aggression. Dreaming that you are sailing the high seas in a ship indicates that you are standing tall in times emotional turmoil. Dreaming that a ship crashed or is sinking, suggests that some aspect of your life is out of control You are expressing some fear or uncertainly within your emotional state. You are afraid of losing something close to you because of certain difficulties.