Dictionary Definition

'Shipping'

Definition of 'shipping'
From: WordNet
noun
The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials [syn: transportation, shipping, transport]
noun
Conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry [syn: shipping, cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels]
Definition of 'Shipping'
From: GCIDE
Ship \Ship\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Shipping.]
1. To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water. [1913 Webster]
The timber was . . . shipped in the bay of Attalia, from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]
2. By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad. [1913 Webster]
3. Hence, to send away; to get rid of. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
4. To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen. [1913 Webster]
5. To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea. [1913 Webster]
6. To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Shipping'
From: GCIDE
Shipping \Ship"ping\, a.
1. Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment; as, shiping concerns. [1913 Webster]
2. Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as, a shipping clerk. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Shipping'
From: GCIDE
Shipping \Ship"ping\, n.
1. The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the shipping of flour to Liverpool. [1913 Webster]
2. The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage. [1913 Webster]
3. Navigation. "God send 'em good shipping." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Shipping articles, articles of agreement between the captain of a vessel and the seamen on board, in respect to the amount of wages, length of time for which they are shipping, etc. --Bouvier.
To take shipping, to embark; to take ship. [Obs.] --John vi. 24. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
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