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ship

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water, Space
shipship1 /ʃɪp/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TTWa large boat used for carrying people or goods across the sea 🔊 the ship’s captain 🔊 a luxury cruise shipby ship 🔊 supplies that came by ship2 TTSa large spacecraft jump ship at jump1(16), → run a tight ship at tight1(5)THESAURUSships that carry peoplepassenger ship a ship that carries people rather than goodscruise ship a large ship that people have holidays onliner a large ship that sails long distances across the oceanan ocean linera transatlantic linerferry a ship that makes short regular journeys between two placesThe ferry operates daily between Hull and Zeebrugge.ships that carry goodscargo ship/merchant ship a ship that carries goods rather than peoplecontainer ship a ship that carries goods in special containers which can be put on trucksfreighter a large ship that carries goodsoil tanker a ship that carries oilsupertanker a very large ship that carries oilbarge a ship that carries goods on a river or canalmilitary shipswarship a military ship with guns, used in a warbattleship the largest type of ship used in war, with very big guns on itaircraft carrier a military ship that planes can fly from or land ondestroyer a small fast military ship with guns, often used for protecting battleshipsgunboat a small fast ship with guns on it, often used in shallow water near a coastsubmarine a military ship that can stay under watera nuclear submarineminesweeper a military ship used for removing bombs from under water
Examples from the Corpus
shipa reduction in oil shipmentsHundreds of cars are lined up outside the factory, awaiting shipment to France and Holland.Another ship called in that a pilot was killed, and it turned back.I heard what had caught his attention the heavy thump of a big ship engine.a cargo shipa cruise shipHalf-stunned, he struggled back aboard, to defend his ship like a fortress.They identified your ten ships right away and cheered back.They brush off Elijah and board the ship, but they see no sign of the mysterious figures they saw boarding earlier.I moved the aim away from the ship, an automatic precaution.Then they will take their place on the ship at Tilbury among the food, plants and livestock cargo.by shipMost of the island's supplies are brought in by ship.
Related topics: Transport, Trade
shipship2 ●○○ verb (shipped, shipping) 🔊 🔊 1 TT[transitive]TAKE/BRING to send goods somewhere by ship, plane, truck etcship something out/to/over etc 🔊 A new engine was shipped over from the US.see thesaurus at take2 BBTTT[intransitive, transitive] technical to make a piece of computer equipment or software available for people to buy 🔊 They’re now shipping their long-awaited new anti-virus software. 🔊 Both products are due to ship at the beginning of June.3 SEND[transitive] to order someone to go somewhereship somebody off/out etc 🔊 He was shipped off to a juvenile detention center. shipping, → shape up or ship out at shape up
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shipWe can ship a replacement to you within 24 hours.The merchants would under-invoice what was shipped and over-invoice expenses.I'm a manufacturer, and I ship electronic goods across the Mexican border, so the new levies will definitely affect my business.More oil is being shipped in less seaworthy vessels.It should ship in September or October.Arizona seed growers suspect the infestation may widen because the state ships its seed to many other states and countries.The updated version is scheduled to ship on July 1.The animals were shipped out on Friday, but maybe they didn't know that.About half of the whisky produced in Scotland is shipped to Japan and the US.
-ship-ship /ʃɪp/ suffix [in nouns] 🔊 🔊 1 XXa particular position or job, or the time during which you have it 🔊 He was offered a professorship (=the job of professor). 🔊 in Mr Major’s premiership (=when he was prime minister) 🔊 her application for British citizenship2 the state of having something 🔊 Private car ownership has almost doubled in the past ten years. 🔊 Their friendship developed soon afterwards.3 XXa particular art or skill 🔊 his superb musicianship 🔊 a work of great scholarship -manship4 XXall the people in a particular group 🔊 a magazine with a readership of 9,000 (=with 9,000 readers)
Examples from the Corpus
-shipa long friendshipher fine musicianshipyour Ladyship
From Longman Business Dictionary
Related topics: Finance, Organizations
ShipShip /ʃɪp/ noun PROPERTYORGANIZATIONSSafe Home Income Plans association; an official organization in Britain that represents and controls companies who provide Hipsthe Ship code of practice
shipship1 /ʃɪp/ noun [countable] a large boat used for carrying people or goods across the seaThe island’s waste is taken by ship to the mainland. cargo ship container ship dirty ship dry ship factory ship general ship merchant shipshipship2 verb (shipped, shipping) [transitive]1TRANSPORTCOMMERCEto send or carry something by shipship something out/to somebody etcI had my car shipped out to me.2TRANSPORTCOMMERCEto send or deliver something by road, train, or airship something to somebodyA new computer was shipped to him within two weeks.3COMMERCEto make goods, especially computer software, available for people to buy or useThe software giant declined to release the number of units its subsidiary has shipped.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
ship
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyship
he, she, itships
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshipped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shipped
he, she, ithas shipped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shipped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ship
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shipped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shipping
he, she, itis shipping
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you, we, theyare shipping
Past
I, he, she, itwas shipping
you, we, theywere shipping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shipping
he, she, ithas been shipping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shipping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shipping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shipping
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