Meaning of SHIP in English

SHIP

/ ʃɪp; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

a large boat that carries people or goods by sea :

There are two restaurants on board ship .

a sailing / cargo / cruise ship

a ship's captain / crew / company / cook

Raw materials and labour come by ship , rail or road.

—see also airship , flagship , lightship

IDIOMS

see jump verb , sink verb , spoil verb , tight

■ verb ( -pp- )

1.

[ vn ] to send or transport sb/sth by ship or by another means of transport :

The company ships its goods all over the world.

He was arrested and shipped back to the UK for trial.

2.

to be available to be bought; to make sth available to be bought :

[ v ]

The software is due to ship next month.

[ vn ]

The company continues to ship more computer systems than its rivals.

3.

[ vn ] ship water ( of a boat, etc. ) to have water coming in over the sides

IDIOMS

see shape verb

PHRASAL VERBS

- ship sb off

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English scip (noun), late Old English scipian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schip and German Schiff .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.