NounShip (plural Ships)
- A water-borne vessel larger than a boat.
- (chiefly in combination) A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship.
- (archaic, nautical, formal) A sailing vessel with three square-rigged masts.
- (fandom slang) A fictional romantic relationship between two persons, either real or themselves fictional.
- (transitive) To send a parcel or container to a recipient (by any means of transport).
- (transitive) To send by water-borne transport.
- (transitive) To take in (water) over the sides of a vessel.
- (fandom slang) To be a fan or promote a certain ship.
Adjectives for Ship
opposing; stratosphere; rolling; advertising; hostile; full-rigged; fearful; turbine-driven; stranded; tempest-winged; ocean-going; expected; blowing; distressed; pursuing; isolated; laboring; embryo; stately; rickety; shapely; specter; cloud; disastrous; myriad (plural); gallant; dismantled; water-logged; butchered; deep-water; whaling; leather-armored; unfortunate.
Verbs for Ship
abandon—; apportion—; board—; charter -; delay—; drive—; escort—; man—; moor—; navigate—; nose—; propel—; scuttle—; —anchors; —bears; —blows; — bounds; —churns; —crawls; —flounders; — grounds; —lurches; —plies; —plows; — rears; —runs; —sails; —scuds; —shears; —shudders; —sidles; —slithers; —steams; —swings ; —tosses; —turns.
Adverbs for Ship
seasonally; internationally; expressly; disastrously; promptly; customarily; faithfully.
ferry, figurehead, fill, fishing boat, float, flying machine, forefoot, foresheets, foretop, forward, frame, freeboard, freight, freighter, futtock, gangplank, gangway, garboard strake, gasbag, get out, gudgeon, gunnel, gunwale, hatch, hatchway, haul, hawse, hawse timber, hawsehole, hawsepiece, hawsepipe, head, heap, heap up, heavier-than-air craft, heel, hydrofoil, icebreaker, island, keel, keel and keelson, keelson, kevel, kite, knee, lade, larboard, lash, leave, lee, lee side, leeward, lighter, lighter-than-air craft, lightship, liner, load, mail, maintop, mass, merchant ship, merchantman, mizzentop, move, nose, ocean liner, oiler, pack, pack away, packet, packet boat, paddle steamer, paddle wheel, picket ship, pile, pintle, plane, planking, pocket, poop, port, porthole, portside, post, propeller, prow, pulpit, quit, raft, rail, refrigeration ship, remit, remove, revenue cutter, rib, rigid airship, rotor, rotor ship, route, rubrail, rudder, rudderpost, rudderstock, run, sack, scram, screw steamer, scupper, scuttle, scuttlebutt, self-propelled barge, semirigid airship, send, send away, send forth, send off, set sail, shaft tunnel, sheave hole, sheer strake, sheets, shelf, shelfpiece, shift, ship out, side-wheeler, skeg, slaver, sled, sledge, snorkel, spar-decker, stack, stanchion, starboard, steam schooner, steam yacht, steamer, stem, stern, stern-wheeler, store, storeship, stow, strake, superstructure, tail end, take off, tanker, tender, tiller, tramp steamer, transfer, transmit, transom, transport, trawler, truck, turbine, van, vessel, wagon, waterline, waterway, weather, weather ship, weather side, weatherboard, whaler, wheel, wheelbarrow, winch, windlass, windward, address, aeroplane, aerostat, air-express, aircraft, airfreight, airmail, airplane, airship, argosy, ark, avion, back, bag, balance rudder, ballonet, balloon, barge, barrel, bathyscaphe, batten, beak, beakhead, beam, bilge keelson, bitt, blimp, board, boat, bollard, bollard timber, bottle, bow, box, bracket plate, bridge, bulkhead, bulwarks, burden, bus, cam cleat, can, capstan, caravel, cargo ship, carling, carry, cart, casemate, cathead, ceiling, centerboard, cleat, coach, coast guard cutter, coaster, collier, companion, companionway, conning tower, consign, counter, crate, cutter, cutwater, daggerboard, davit, deadwood, deliver, depart, derelict, direct, dirigible, dirigible balloon, dislocate, dispatch, disturb, dray, dredge, drop a letter, embark, entrance, expedite, export, express, fantail,
Middle English, from Old English scip, from Proto-Germanic *skipan (compare West Frisian skip, Dutch schip, German Schiff, Danish skib), from Proto-Indo-European *skēi-b-, *ski-b- (compare Lithuanian skiẽbti ‘to rip up’, Latvian škibît ‘to cut, lop’).
- (UK, US) enPR: shĭp, IPA: /ʃɪp/, SAMPA: /SIp/
Audio - 'a ship' (UK) noicon (file)
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- Rhymes: -ɪp
- The singular form ship is sometimes used without any article, producing such sentences as "In all, we spent three weeks aboard ship." and "Abandon ship!". (Similar patterns may be seen with many place nouns, such as camp, home, work, and school, but the details vary from noun to noun.)
- Ships are traditionally regarded as feminine and the pronouns her and she are normally used instead of it.