ship ( ships plural & 3rd person present) ( shipping present participle) ( shipped past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A ship is a large boat which carries passengers or cargo.
also by N
Within ninety minutes the ship was ready for departure..., We went by ship over to America., ...merchant ships.
2 verb If people or things are shipped somewhere, they are sent there on a ship or by some other means of transport.
Food is being shipped to drought-stricken Southern Africa. be V-ed prep/adv
shipping ship out phrasal verb If someone ships out, they leave a place, especially by ship. Sailors hung about while they waited to ship out. V P
container ship ( container ships plural ) A container ship is a ship that is designed for carrying goods that are packed in large metal or wooden boxes. n-count
factory ship ( factory ships plural ) A factory ship is a large fishing boat which has equipment for processing the fish that are caught, for example by cleaning or freezing them, before it returns to port. n-count
sailing ship ( sailing ships plural ) A sailing ship is a large ship with sails, especially of the kind that were used to carry passengers or cargo. n-count
American clippers were the ultimate sailing ships.
tall ship ( tall ships plural ) A tall ship is a sailing ship which has very tall masts and square sails. n-count