ship

ship [ship]
n.
[ME < OE scip, akin to Ger schiff, ON skip < IE * skeib- < * skei-, to cut, separate (> L scindere, to cut), extension of base * sek-, to cut (> SAW1): basic sense “hollowed-out tree trunk”]
1. any water vehicle of considerable size navigating deep water, esp. one powered by an engine
2. a water vehicle for sailing, with a bowsprit and at least three square-rigged masts, each composed of lower, top, and topgallant members
3. a ship's officers and crew
4. an aircraft
vt.
shipped, shipping
1. to put or take on board a ship
2. to send or transport by any carrier [to ship cattle by rail]
3. to take in (water) over the gunwale or side, as in a heavy sea
4. to put or fix (an object) in its proper place on a ship or boat [ship the oars]
5. to engage (a person or persons) for work on a ship
6. Informal to send ( away, out, etc.); get rid of
vi.
1. to go aboard ship; embark
2. to engage to serve on a ship
3. to travel by ship
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ship over
to enlist or reenlist in the U.S. Navy
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ship out
1. to go to sea: said of a sailor or traveler
2. to send by ship
3. to leave, esp. because of not doing as well as expected: in shape up or ship out
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the Ship
the constellation ARGO
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when one's ship comes in (or home) or if one's ship comes in (or home)
when (or if, etc.) one becomes rich

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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