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Meaning of SHIPPING

Pronunciation:  sh'iping

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials
  2. [n]  conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
 

SHIPPING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels, transport, transportation
 
 See Also: business, business enterprise, commerce, commercial enterprise, commercialism, conveyance, express, expressage, ferry, ferrying, freight, freightage, hauling, mercantilism, navigation, transport, trucking

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ship"ping\, a.
    1. Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or
       employment; as, shiping concerns.
    
    2. Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as,
       a shipping clerk.
    
    
  2. \Ship"ping\, n.
    1. The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the
       shipping of flour to Liverpool.
    
    2. The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to
       one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage.
    
    3. Navigation. ``God send 'em good shipping.'' --Shak.
    
    {Shipping articles}, articles of agreement between the
       captain of a vessel and the seamen on board, in respect to
       the amount of wages, length of time for which they are
       shipping, etc. --Bouvier.
    
    {To take shipping}, to embark; to take ship. [Obs.] --John
       vi. 24. --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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