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Meaning of "hospital ship" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOSPITAL SHIP

hospital ship  [ˈhɒspɪtəl ʃɪp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOSPITAL SHIP

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hospital ship is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOSPITAL SHIP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hospital ship

Hospital ship

A hospital ship is a ship designated for primary function as a floating medical treatment facility or hospital. Most are operated by the military forces of various countries, as they are intended to be used in or near war zones. Although attacking a hospital ship is a war crime, belligerent navies have the right to board such ships for inspections.

Definition of hospital ship in the English dictionary

The definition of hospital ship in the dictionary is a ship used in wars to provide hospital facilities, usually for the armed services.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOSPITAL SHIP


championship
ˈtʃæmpɪənˌʃɪp
chip
tʃɪp
citizenship
ˈsɪtɪzənˌʃɪp
dealership
ˈdiːləʃɪp
entrepreneurship
ˌɒntrəprəˈnɜːʃɪp
fellowship
ˈfɛləʊˌʃɪp
flagship
ˈflæɡˌʃɪp
friendship
ˈfrendʃɪp
internship
ˈɪntɜːnʃɪp
leadership
ˈliːdəʃɪp
membership
ˈmɛmbəˌʃɪp
ownership
ˈəʊnəʃɪp
partnership
ˈpɑːtnəʃɪp
relationship
rɪˈleɪʃənʃɪp
scholarship
ˈskɒləʃɪp
ship
ʃɪp
sponsorship
ˈspɒnsəʃɪp
township
ˈtaʊnʃɪp
workmanship
ˈwɜːkmənʃɪp
worship
ˈwɜːʃɪp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOSPITAL SHIP

hospital administrator
hospital bed
hospital bill
hospital board
hospital care
hospital case
hospital corner
hospital doctor
hospital drama
hospital facilities
hospital nurse
hospital pass
hospital service
hospital train
hospitaler
Hospitalet
hospitalisation
hospitalise
hospitalist
hospitalities

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOSPITAL SHIP

abandon ship
capital ship
cargo ship
container ship
craftsmanship
dress ship
free alongside ship
jump ship
liberty ship
mother ship
motor ship
passenger ship
pirate ship
rocket ship
sailing ship
slave ship
supply ship
survey ship
tall ship
training ship
whaling ship

Synonyms and antonyms of hospital ship in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hospital ship» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOSPITAL SHIP

Find out the translation of hospital ship to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hospital ship from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hospital ship» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

医院船
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

buque hospital
570 millions of speakers

English

hospital ship
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अस्पताल जहाज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السفينة المستشفى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

госпитальное судно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

navio-hospital
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাসপাতালের জাহাজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

navire-hôpital
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kapal hospital
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Krankenhausschiff
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

病院船
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

병원선
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kapal rumah sakit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tàu bệnh viện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மருத்துவமனை கப்பல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हॉस्पिटलचे जहाज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hastane gemi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nave ospedale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szpital statek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

госпітальне судно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nava-spital
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νοσοκομειακό πλοίο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hospitaal skip
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sjukhusfartyg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sykehusskip
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hospital ship

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOSPITAL SHIP»

The term «hospital ship» is regularly used and occupies the 74.806 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOSPITAL SHIP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hospital ship» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hospital ship» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hospital ship

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOSPITAL SHIP»

Discover the use of hospital ship in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hospital ship and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Hospital Ship
Originally published in 1976, Martin Bax's seminal cult novel is back in print after three decades.
Martin Bax, 2013
2
An account of the experiment made on board the Union ...
James Carmichael Smyth (M.D.) . REPORT OF THB EXPERIMENT FOR. Stopping the Progress 0s Contagion, as executed on board the Union Hospital Ship, at Sheemesst by Mr. Arch. Menzies. Doctor James Carmichael Smyth having been ...
James Carmichael Smyth (M.D.), 1796
3
Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War: Military ...
HOSPITAL SHIPS One of the fastest ways to deliver quality medical care to injured soldiers is via hospital ship. The U.S. Navy had been operating hospital ships almost continuously since the 1890s. Most of these vessels were conversions ...
James F. Dunnigan, Albert A. Nofi, 2000
4
The American Journal of Surgery
THE U. S. NAVAL HOSPITAL SHIP "MERCY" N. J. Blackwood, Commanding Officer, Medical Director, U. S. Navy. A hospital ship is merely a name to many of the medical profession ashore, and when questioned about it they are unable to  ...
‎1918
5
G. I. Nightingales: The Army Nurse Corps in World War II
When the hospital ship caught fire, the nurses were ordered to report to their abandon-ship stations. The nurses' report describes the scene: "Orderly and surprisingly cool and apparently ready for what was ahead of them, the nurses one by ...
Barbara Brooks Tomblin, 2003
6
Individual and Community Responses to Trauma and Disaster: ...
As a wartime hospital ship, the Comfort was a unique trauma environment whose mission was the delivery of care to the victims of war. The concept of a floating hospital is not new, nor is the provision of psychiatric services aboard a hospital ...
Robert J. Ursano, Brian G. McCaughey, Carol S. Fullerton, 1995
7
LIFE
MOTOR LAUNCH BRINGS OUT WOUNDED MEN TO HOSPITAL SHIP. THEY WILL BE EXAMINED, ... B I RT H D AY PA RT Y. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE 71 Moscow Today, by Walter Graebner Hospital Ship through 77 — Ralph morse.
8
The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939: The Particulars And ...
... and explosives Lost postwar through striking mine Suiyang 27.3.46 Struck mine in Chao Phraya R, 4m above Paknam, beached; TL Changes of name, flag, role, disposals, etc Aba 9.9.39 RN, Hospital Ship No 34; 7.1.47 decomm, returned; ...
Roger Jordan, 2006
9
United States Army in World War 2, Technical Services, ...
on the basis of one medical officer, one dental officer, and fifteen enlisted men to care for one hundred patients.-15 The personnel for hospital ship platoons, and also for hospital ship complements, after being trained at Medical Corps schools,  ...
Defense Department, Army, Center of Military History
10
Voices from Vietnam
As Army medical specialist John Buesseler, who served in Vietnam in 1969-70, remembers: [There was] a German hospital ship. They had no combat forces in Vietnam. They only provided this hospital ship as humanitarian aid. It was docked  ...
Richard Burks Verrone, Laura M. Calkins, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOSPITAL SHIP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hospital ship is used in the context of the following news items.
1
US Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy sails to Philippines | Ang …
United States Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy is now sailing to the Philippines for its third Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP15) mission. Pacific ... «Ang Malaya Net, Jul 15»
2
Navy captain fired as XO of Afghanistan trauma center - Navy Times
On Thursday, the top enlisted on the hospital ship Comfort was canned for allegedly getting drunk at a reception for the president of Panama. «NavyTimes.com, Jul 15»
3
Sunderland historians honour Australian dairy farmer who became a …
But, such were the extent of his injuries, he had to be transferred via hospital ship to England. At 3am on August 14, 1916, Thornton arrived at ... «Sunderland Echo, Jul 15»
4
Stephen Ray 'Doc' Bolden - Indianapolis Star
Steve was called upon, and again served his country in Operation Desert Storm aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort in the Persian Gulf ... «Indianapolis Star, Jul 15»
5
'The Last Ship' 2.05 Recap - High Def Digest
After last week's fairly bombastic showdown on the Hospital Ship, the crew of the Last Ship have finally (maybe) figured out what they're up ... «High-Def Digest, Jul 15»
6
Interview With Bernard Kouchner Flying Over Africa. Part I | Elena Cué
E.C: In 1979 you chartered a hospital ship, that was named Ile de Lumière, with a mandate of helping political refugees to run away from the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
7
Redmond's Jack continues journey aboard Africa Mercy, helps …
Related Stories. Jack finds a home on Africa Mercy hospital ship · Frontier continues working to fully restore services in downtown Redmond. «Redmond Reporter, Jul 15»
8
Floating city with the lot for Marines
... waters a 45-minute chopper ride off the coast of Darwin. The size and scope of its medical department is second only to a hospital ship. «Perth Now, Jul 15»
9
Review: Hotel Florida – Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil …
However, she trumped him by stowing away in a hospital ship and then impersonating an orderly to get ashore in Normandy while ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
10
Hospital ship's senior sailor fired for drunken antics
The command senior chief of the medical facility on the hospital ship Comfort was fired July 9 after allegedly getting drunk and acting up at a ... «NavyTimes.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hospital ship [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hospital-ship>. Jul 2020 ».
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