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It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel.
Robert Bork

Meaning of "ship" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHIP

Old English scip; related to Old Norse skip, Old High German skif ship, scipfī cup.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHIP

ship  [ʃɪp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHIP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ship is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb ship in English.

WHAT DOES SHIP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ship

Ship

In modern parlance a ship has been any large buoyant watercraft. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on size, shape and cargo or passenger capacity. Ships are used on lakes, seas, and rivers for a variety of activities, such as the transport of people or goods, fishing, entertainment, public safety, and warfare. Historically, a "ship" was a sailing vessel with at least three square-rigged masts and a full bowsprit. Ships and boats have developed alongside humanity. In armed conflict and in daily life they have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for combat and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4 billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world. Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder.

Definition of ship in the English dictionary

The first definition of ship in the dictionary is a vessel propelled by engines or sails for navigating on the water, esp a large vessel that cannot be carried aboard another, as distinguished from a boat. Other definition of ship is a large sailing vessel with three or more square-rigged masts. Ship is also the crew of a ship.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SHIP

PRESENT

Present
I ship
you ship
he/she/it ships
we ship
you ship
they ship
Present continuous
I am shipping
you are shipping
he/she/it is shipping
we are shipping
you are shipping
they are shipping
Present perfect
I have shipped
you have shipped
he/she/it has shipped
we have shipped
you have shipped
they have shipped
Present perfect continuous
I have been shipping
you have been shipping
he/she/it has been shipping
we have been shipping
you have been shipping
they have been shipping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I shipped
you shipped
he/she/it shipped
we shipped
you shipped
they shipped
Past continuous
I was shipping
you were shipping
he/she/it was shipping
we were shipping
you were shipping
they were shipping
Past perfect
I had shipped
you had shipped
he/she/it had shipped
we had shipped
you had shipped
they had shipped
Past perfect continuous
I had been shipping
you had been shipping
he/she/it had been shipping
we had been shipping
you had been shipping
they had been shipping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will ship
you will ship
he/she/it will ship
we will ship
you will ship
they will ship
Future continuous
I will be shipping
you will be shipping
he/she/it will be shipping
we will be shipping
you will be shipping
they will be shipping
Future perfect
I will have shipped
you will have shipped
he/she/it will have shipped
we will have shipped
you will have shipped
they will have shipped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been shipping
you will have been shipping
he/she/it will have been shipping
we will have been shipping
you will have been shipping
they will have been shipping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would ship
you would ship
he/she/it would ship
we would ship
you would ship
they would ship
Conditional continuous
I would be shipping
you would be shipping
he/she/it would be shipping
we would be shipping
you would be shipping
they would be shipping
Conditional perfect
I would have ship
you would have ship
he/she/it would have ship
we would have ship
you would have ship
they would have ship
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been shipping
you would have been shipping
he/she/it would have been shipping
we would have been shipping
you would have been shipping
they would have been shipping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you ship
we let´s ship
you ship
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to ship
Past participle
shipped
Present Participle
shipping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHIP

shiny
ship canal
ship chandler
ship chandlery
ship money
ship of the line
ship out
ship-broker
ship-rigged
ship-to-shore radio
ship´s articles
ship´s biscuit
ship´s boat
ship´s boy
ship´s chandler
ship´s company
ship´s manifest
ship´s papers
shipboard
shipborne

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHIP

championship
chip
citizenship
dealership
entrepreneurship
fellowship
flagship
friendship
hip
internship
leadership
membership
ownership
partnership
relationship
scholarship
sponsorship
township
whip
worship

Synonyms and antonyms of ship in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SHIP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ship» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ship
bear · boat · bring · carry · convey · craft · ferry · liner · run · send · take · transfer · vessel

Translation of «ship» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHIP

Find out the translation of ship to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «ship» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

embarcación
570 millions of speakers

English

ship
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जहाज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَفِينَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

корабль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

navio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জাহাজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

navire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kapal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schiff
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선박
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kapal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con tàu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கப்பல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जहाज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gemi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nave
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

statek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

корабель
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

navă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλοίο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skip
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fartyg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skip
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ship

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHIP»

The term «ship» is very widely used and occupies the 2.520 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHIP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ship» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «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 ship

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SHIP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ship.
1
William Adams
Not only I lost what I had in the ship, but from the captain and the company generally what was good or worth the taking was carried away; all which was done unknown to the emperor.
2
Max Aitken
Often undecided whether to desert a sinking ship for one that might not float, he would make up his mind to sit on the wharf for a day.
3
Thomas Aquinas
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
4
William Banting
Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship, if it did not destroy the structure, it obstructed its fair, comfortable progress in the path of life.
5
Lynda Barry
I run a tight ship, but I try and make it seem like I'm not doing that at all.
6
Bernard Baruch
We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat.
7
William Bligh
The ship was named the Bounty: I was appointed to command her on the 16th of August 1787.
8
William Bligh
The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy; but on my application the masts were shortened, as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.
9
Giotto di Bondone
The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.
10
Robert Bork
It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHIP»

Discover the use of ship in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ship and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Ship Construction
"Acting as both a professional reference on current approaches in shipyard practice and a comprehensive introduction for students in any marine discipline, Ship Construction covers the complete construction process, from ship specification ...
David J. Eyres, George J. Bruce, 2012
2
It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn ...
The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy.
D. Michael Abrashoff, 2007
3
The Last Ship: A Novel
“An extraordinary novel of men at war” (The Washington Post) and the bestselling book that inspired the TNT mini-series The unimaginable has happened.
William Brinkley, 2013
4
Guide to Ship Repair Estimates (in Man-hours)
Expert ship surveyor Don Butler shares a lifetime's ship repair costing experience in this unique resource for accurate cost estimation and planning Includes hard to come by information on typical ship repair labor expectations for accurate ...
Don Butler, 2000
5
Ship Stability for Masters and Mates
The sixth edition of the now classic 'Ship Stability' provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of ship stability and ship strength, squat, interaction and trim, materials stresses and forces. * The market leading ship stability ...
Bryan Barrass, Capt D R Derrett, 2011
6
Ship Stability: Notes and Examples: Notes and Examples
This is achieved through the omission of unnecessary mathematics or mathematical concepts, and the generous use of diagrams and illustrations.
Bryan Barrass, 2000
7
Ship Breaker
In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota - and hopefully live to see another day.
Paolo Bacigalupi, 2011
8
Basic Ship Theory
Rawson and Tupper's Basic Ship Theory, first published in 1968, is widely known as the standard introductory text for naval architecture students, as well as being a useful reference for the more experienced designer.
KJ Rawson, E. C. Tupper, 2001
9
A Guide to Ship Repair Estimates in Man-Hours
Expert ship surveyor Don Butler shares a lifetime's ship repair costing experience in this unique resource for accurate cost estimation and planning Includes hard to come by information on typical ship repair labor expectations for accurate ...
Don Butler, 2012
10
Ship Resistance and Propulsion: Practical Estimation of ...
Informed by applied research, including experimental and CFD techniques, this book provides guidance for the practical estimation of ship propulsive power for a range of ship types.
Anthony F. Molland, Stephen R. Turnock, Dominic A. Hudson, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHIP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ship is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Stricken Chinese cruise ship lifted from Yangtze River; hundreds of …
The ship's positioning Friday was a step forward in the dayslong nightmare playing out on a section of the Yangtze River that flows through Hubei province. «CNN, Jun 15»
2
No signs of life as rescuers cut into hull of capsized Chinese cruise …
Jianli County, China (CNN) With hopes fading of finding survivors, Chinese rescuers are cutting holes in the hull of the capsized cruise ship in the Yangtze River. «CNN, Jun 15»
3
Washington: Protester Lets Go of Ship
A student activist who had been hanging since Friday night from the anchor chain of an oil-drilling support ship north of Seattle to protest Royal Dutch Shell's ... «New York Times, May 15»
4
Why ship lines are winning this West Coast fight
Ship lines and terminal operators there are effectively imposing lockouts, while avoiding having them formally…or more importantly legally…called "lockouts.". «CNBC, Feb 15»
5
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Slams Into Autonomous Drone Ship
... on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean. The lunch was success, but the landing was a bit... rough. Rocket made it to drone spaceport ship, but landed hard. «Popular Science, Jan 15»
6
Eight people missing after cargo ship carrying cement sinks off …
The search for eight crewmen missing after their cement-carrying cargo ship capsized and sank off Scotland's north-east coast has been suspended. «ABC Online, Jan 15»
7
Abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen reaches Italy
A ship abandoned by its crew off Italy with 360 migrants on board has arrived at the Italian port of Corigliano Calabro, the coastguard says. Earlier, rescuers ... «BBC News, Jan 15»
8
Hundreds rescued from cargo ship abandoned in Greek waters
Almost 1,000 migrants have been rescued from a cargo ship found adrift in Greek waters, the Red Cross says. The Blue Sky M, carrying 970 people, had been ... «BBC News, Dec 14»
9
All passengers off Adriatic ferry; investigation begins
The Italian coast guard earlier said that all remaining passengers had been evacuated from the vessel, with the boat's commander finally leaving the ship at 2:50 ... «CNN, Dec 14»
10
Ebola Scare Sends Caribbean Cruise Ship Back Home
The presence of a woman who helped care for an Ebola patient who died has left a Caribbean cruise ship unable to dock at foreign tourist ports and is now ... «ABC News, Oct 14»

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