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Meaning of SHIPSHAPE

Pronunciation:  'ship`sheyp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"
 

SHIPSHAPE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: tidy, trim, well-kept
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ship"shape`\, a.
    Arranged in a manner befitting a ship; hence, trim; tidy;
    orderly.
    
          Even then she expressed her scorn for the lubbery
          executioner's mode of tying a knot, and did it herself
          in a shipshape orthodox manner.          --De Quincey.
    
          Keep everything shipshape, for I must go --Tennyson.
    
    
  2. \Ship"shape`\, adv.
    In a shipshape or seamanlike manner.
    
    
 

 

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